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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

Marriage is the most obvious public practice about which information is readily available. When combined with the traditional Jewish concern for continuity and self-preservation - itself only intensified by the memory of the Holocaust - marriage becomes the sine qua non of social membership in the modern Orthodox community.
Noah Feldman

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

Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person.
Warren Bennis

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
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Sine Translations

sine in German is Sinus
sine in Swedish is sinus
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