What does SINE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sine, sin(noun)

    ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle


  1. sine(Noun)

    In a right triangle, the ratio of the length of the side opposite an angle to the length of the hypotenuse.

  2. Origin: From sinus, originally by mistranslation of جب. Ultimately from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sine(noun)

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

  2. Sine(noun)

    the perpendicular itself. See Sine of angle, below

  3. Sine


  4. Origin: [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 jba sine, from Skr. jva bowstring, chord of an arc, sine.]


  1. Siné

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sine

    sīn, n. a straight line drawn from one extremity of an arc perpendicular to the diameter that passes through the other extremity. [L. sinus, a curve.]

  2. Sine

    Syne, sīn, adv. (Scot.) after that: ago.—conj. since.

  3. Sine

    sī′ne, prep. without, as in Sine die, without day, of an adjournment; Sine quâ non, an indispensable condition, &c. [L.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SINE in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SINE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Occam:

    Pluralitas non ponenda est sine necessitate

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Veritas in purissima est forma simplicissima est intelligere. Verum etiam est in hoc mundo aliquid pulcherrimo, utere ea ut nisi dum incipiunt intentione teli nocere aliis arbitrii. meo iudicio, verum non sine vita.

  3. Soner Cagaptay:

    Incirlik is important to the anti-ISIS struggle, but it's not indispensable, if Washington feels that this becomes the sine qua non in the relationship, the U.S. might pull the plug out. It would require a repositioning of forces.

  4. Maureen O'Hara:

    A sense of belonging is a sine qua non of healthy psychological functioning everywhere. Such a sense, beginning in infancy and continuing throughout life, comes about by experiencing mutual empathy; by sensing oneself as part of a whole, which recognizes and accepts that one is a member.

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