NounSecant (plural Secants)
- (geometry) A straight line that intersects a curve at two or more points.
- (trigonometry) In a right triangle, the reciprocal of the cosine of an angle. Symbol: sec
air line, axis, beeline, chiasmal, chiasmic, chiastic, chord, crisscross, cross, crosscut, crossed, crossing, cut across, decussate, decussated, diagonal, diameter, direct line, directrix, edge, great-circle course, intersected, intersecting, normal, perpendicular, radius, radius vector, right line, segment, shortcut, side, straight, straight course, straight line, straight stretch, straightaway, streamline, tangent, transversal, vector
- Secant in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Secant in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- third-person plural present active indicative of secō