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Definition of Sine


  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.
  3. Without.

Sine Quotations

For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.
Robert A. Heinlein

A practical way to travel between the stars is a must-have for space opera, and a sine qua non for our frequently vaunted future as a galactic society.
Seth Shostak

Fidelity to the subject's thought and to his characteristic way of expressing himself is the sine qua non of journalistic quotation.
Janet Malcolm

Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.
Stephen Ambrose

Sound money is the sine qua non of a prosperous society.
Arthur Laffer
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Sine Translations

sine in German is Sinus
sine in Swedish is sinus

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