Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The ratio of the hypotenuse (in a right-angled triangle) to the side opposite an acute angle; the reciprocal of sine.
- ‘The other angle, B has its tanglent equal to its cosecant (the reciprocal of the sine).’
- ‘No I'm not, that's quite the negative cosecant.’
- ‘The secant and cosecant were not used by the early astronomers or surveyors.’
- ‘The variance of D is computed from the variance of the misclosure W scaled with the separation of the planes of position dv and the cosecant of the angle of maximum inclination of the slope dd.’
- ‘‘Negative cosecant squared x,’ I murmured, feeling as light-headed and tingle-infested as I had when I'd received a perfect score.’
Early 18th century: from modern Latin cosecant-, from co- mutually + Latin secant- cutting (from the verb secare). Compare with secant.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.