Definitions for SINEsaɪn
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a fundamental trigonometric function that, in a right triangle, is expressed as the ratio of the length of the side opposite an acute angle to the length of the hypotenuse.
Ref: Abbr.: sin 4
Origin of sine:
1585–95; < NL, L sinus curve, fold, pocket, trans. of Ar jayb lit., pocket
ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle
In a right triangle, the ratio of the length of the side opposite an angle to the length of the hypotenuse.
Origin: From sinus, originally by mistranslation of جب. Ultimately from .
the length of a perpendicular drawn from one extremity of an arc of a circle to the diameter drawn through the other extremity
the perpendicular itself. See Sine of angle, below
Maurice Sinet, known as Siné, is a French cartoonist. As a young man he studied drawing and graphic arts, while earning a living as a cabaret singer. His first published drawing appeared in France Dimanche in 1952. Siné received the Grand Prix de l'Humour Noir in 1955 for his collection Complainte sans Paroles. His series of drawings on cats was his breakthrough. He then started working for L'Express as a political cartoonist. Siné's anti-colonialism caused controversy during the Algerian war. He was sued a number of times, being defended by Jacques Vergès, then a lawyer for the Algerian Liberation Front. In 1962 Siné left L'Express and launched his own publication, Siné Massacre, noted for its anti-colonialism, anti-capitalism, anti-clericalism and anarchism. On reviewing the book, Private Eye described Siné's cartoons as "grotesque", and criticising publisher Penguin Books for its managerial incompetence. In May 1968, together with Jean-Jacques Pauvert, he launched L'Enragé. Siné is a great lover of jazz, and has illustrated several books on jazz as well as record covers. He's a dignitary of the French Collège de 'Pataphysique. His article and cartoons in the magazine Charlie Hebdo relating to Jean Sarkozy's marriage to Jessica Sebaoun-Darty, the Jewish heiress, touched off a controversy, after journalist Claude Askolovitch described them as anti-Semitic. The magazine's editor, Phillipe Val, ordered Siné to write a letter of apology or face termination. The cartoonist said he would rather "cut his own balls off", and was promptly fired. Both sides subsequently filed lawsuits, and in December 2010, Siné won a 40,000-euro court judgment against his former publisher for wrongful termination.
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