# Definitions and Synonyms of *trigonometry* | Another word for *trigonometry* | What is *trigonometry? *

*Definition 1: the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions - [noun denoting cognition]*

*Synonyms for trigonometry in the sense of this definition*

*(**trigonometry* is a kind of ...) the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness

*trigonometry*is a kind of ...) the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness

*(... is a kind of **trigonometry* ) (mathematics) the trigonometry of spherical triangles

*trigonometry*) (mathematics) the trigonometry of spherical triangles

*(... is a kind of **trigonometry* ) a trigonometric method of determining the position of a fixed point from the angles to it from two fixed points a known distance apart; useful in navigation

*trigonometry*) a trigonometric method of determining the position of a fixed point from the angles to it from two fixed points a known distance apart; useful in navigation