### Crossword clues for sine

##### Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
sine
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
sine qua non
▪ The control of inflation is a sine qua non for economic stability.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As the network training process dynamics continue, you should see the output take the shape of a perfect sine wave.
▪ Immediately after inputting a sine wave to your network, you should observe the embryo of a sine wave.
▪ Prevention of depression and inflation remains a sine qua non for economic security.
▪ Some land reforms have embraced soil conservation as a sine qua non of long term productivity gains by land reform beneficiaries.
▪ The sine function, hyperbolic tangent, and other non-linear variations on these basic ideas have also been used.
▪ Thinking these thoughts gets in the way of my learning about sines and cosines.
▪ This function returns the sine of an angle.
##### The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sine

Sine \Si"ne\, prep. [L.] Without.

Sine

Sine \Sine\, n. [LL. sinus a sine, L. sinus bosom, used in translating the Ar. jaib, properly, bosom, but probably read by mistake (the consonants being the same) for an original j[=i]ba sine, from Skr. j[=i]va bowstring, chord of an arc, sine.] (Trig.)

1. The length of a perpendicular drawn from one extremity of an arc of a circle to the diameter drawn through the other extremity.

2. The perpendicular itself. See Sine of angle, below.

Artificial sines, logarithms of the natural sines, or logarithmic sines.

Curve of sines. See Sinusoid.

Natural sines, the decimals expressing the values of the sines, the radius being unity.

Sine of an angle, in a circle whose radius is unity, the sine of the arc that measures the angle; in a right-angled triangle, the side opposite the given angle divided by the hypotenuse. See Trigonometrical function, under Function.

Versed sine, that part of the diameter between the sine and the arc.

##### Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
sine

trigonometric function, 1590s (in Thomas Fale's "Horologiographia, the Art of Dialling"), from Latin sinus "fold in a garment, bend, curve, bosom" (see sinus). Used mid-12c. by Gherardo of Cremona in Medieval Latin translation of Arabic geometrical text to render Arabic jiba "chord of an arc, sine" (from Sanskrit jya "bowstring"), which he confused with jaib "bundle, bosom, fold in a garment."

##### Wiktionary
sine

n. (context trigonometry mathematics English) In a right triangle, the ratio of the length of the side opposite an angle to the length of the hypotenuse.

##### WordNet
sine

n. ratio of the opposite side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle [syn: sin]

##### Wikipedia
Sine (disambiguation)

Sine is a trigonometric function.

Sine may also refer to:

• Siné, Maurice Sinet, a French cartoonist
• Sinë, village in Albania
• Sine FM, a community radio station based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
• Sanandaj, a city in Iranian Kurdistan
• Kingdom of Sine, a former kingdom in modern Senegal
• Short interspersed elements (SINEs) short DNA sequences in eukaryote genomes
• Sine bar
• Sine, an album by C418
Siné

Maurice Sinet (31 December 1928 – 5 May 2016), known professionally as Siné, was a French political cartoonist. His work is noted for its anti-capitalism, anti-clericalism, anti-colonialism, and anarchism.

Sinë

Sinë , is a small village in the Dibër County, in Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Dibër.

#### Usage examples of "sine".

Ciceronem populumque Romanum animo, ut nihil nisi hiberna recusent atque hanc inveterascere consuetudinem nolint: licere illis incolumibus per se ex hibernis discedere et quascumque in partes velint sine metu proficisci.

The headings of the columns of these tables gave the Lunarian symbols for sine, cosine, tangent, and the like.

Erat autem oppidanis difficilis et praeruptus eo descensus, ut prohibentibus nostris sine vulneribus ac periculo vitae neque adire flumen neque arduo se recipere possent ascensu.

Itaque cum copiis ad eundem pontem contendit equitatumque tantum procedere ante agmen imperat legionum, quantum cum processisset, sine defatigatione equorum in eadem se reciperet castra.

Mytulus, et viles pellent, obstantia conchae, Et Lapathi brevis herba, sed albo non sine Coo.

Postremo quis hoc sibi persuaderet, sine certa re Ambiorigem ad eiusmodi consilium descendisse?

Caesar, cum animadverteret hostem complures dies castris palude et loci natura munitis se tenere neque oppugnari castra eorum sine dimicatione perniciosa nec locum munitionibus claudi nisi a maiore exercitu posse, litteras ad Trebonium mittit, ut quam celerrime posset legionem XIII, quae cum T.

Exposuit quid iniquitas loci posset, quid ipse ad Avaricum sensisset, cum sine duce et sine equitatu deprehensis hostibus exploratam victoriam dimisisset, ne parvum modo detrimentum in contentione propter iniquitatem loci accideret.

Caesar, cum animadverteret hostem complures dies castris palude et loci natura munitis se tenere neque oppugnari castra eorum sine dimicatione perniciosa nec locum munitionibus claudi nisi a maiore exercitu posse, litteras ad Trebonium mittit, ut quam celerrime posset legionem XIlI, quae cum T.

Ita fuga timoris simul calliditatisque plena sine ullo detrimento milia non amplius decem progressi hostes loco munitissimo castra posuerunt.

Omnia excogitantur, quare nec sine periculo maneatur, et languore militulr et vigilus periculum augeatur.

At Drappes unaque Lucterius, cum legiones Caniniumque adesse cognoscerent nec se sine certa pernicie persequente exercitu putarent provinciae fines intrare posse nec iam libere vagandi latrociniorumque faciendorum facultatem haberent, in finibus consistunt Cadurcorum.

Ex ea cum tela tormentis iacerentur ad fontis aditum, nec sine periculo possent aquari oppidani, non tantum pecora atque iumenta, sed etiam magna hostium multitudo siti consumebatur.

Tali condicione proposita Bituriges, cum sibi viderent clementia Caesaris reditum patere in eius amicitiam finitimasque civitates sine ulla poena dedisse obsides atque in fidem receptas esse, idem fecerunt.

In this form it states that a ray of light in transition between two media of different densities is refracted at their boundary surface so that the ratio of the angle which is formed by the ray in either medium with a line at right angles to the boundary surface is such that the quotient of the sines of both angles is for these media a constant factor.