Cot is the short version of the trigonometry Cotangent() function.
This short version is always used in equations and expressions since it takes less space.
Used in an equation it might look like
cot x = 0.88
This would be interpreted as "The cotangent of x is 0.8". Most mathematicians would speak it as
"cotangent x equals 0.8".
Definition and meaning of the math word cotangent. Includes a list of other pages that refer to this word
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