# 8 definitions by HB <3 SA

## cosine

A trigonometric function used in connection with right triangles; best seen as a ratio of side lengths.

In basic trigonometry, it is used to determine unknown side lengths or an acute angle measurement(s). In more advanced mathematics, cosine is treated simply as a function without an apparent or direct reference to a triangle (the triangle's presence becomes assumed). Examples of this may be seen in Calculus through the process of integration. Wherein, the function cosine may only be a part of a large equation.

Cosine is one component out of a three-part acronym known as: SOHCAHTOA. The term cosine occupies the "CAH," wherein the series forms: Cosine (equals) Adjacent (over) Hypotenuse.
Cosine thus represents the ratio of the Adjacent side length to the Hypotenuse side length -- this is all in relation to an (acute) angle, theta.

When dealing with an angle measurement, x ("theta"), the side "touching" the angle is referred to as the Adjacent side; the side furthest away from the angle is referred to as the Opposite side; and, in a right triangle, the hypotenuse always remains and, simplistically, may be recognized as the diagonal side.

In mathematical procedures, cosine is abbreviated as "cos" for convenience.

Note: UrbanDictionary entries do not support Entity, Hex or Decimal browser rendering. This definition replaces the Greek small letter, "theta", with an "x."
However, in reality, it appears as an "o" or a "zero" with a line going horizontally through the center.
1. Cosine = Adjacent / Hypotenuse

2. Sine / Cosine = Tangent

3. 'the integral of' 2x cos(3x) dx

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## SPUF

An acronym which stands for: Steam Powered Users Forums.

Steam was developed by Valve, and has a community message board to which this acronym refers.
Discuss topics concerning Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike and other Steam releases on the SPUF.
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## cos

An abbreviation which stands for the trigonometric function, "cosine." In its native mathematical context, cosine is used in solving for side lengths or angle measurements in right-triangles, exclusively.
In regards to its place within the acronym: SOHCAHTOA, cosine occupies the "CAH," wherein the series forms: Cosine (equals) Adjacent (over) Hypotenuse.
When dealing with an angle measurement, x ("theta"), the side "touching" the angle is referred to as the Adjacent side; the side furthest away from the angle is referred to as the Opposite side; and, in a right triangle, the hypotenuse always remains and, simplistically, may be recognized as the diagonal side.

Note: UrbanDictionary entries do not support Entity, Hex or Decimal browser rendering. This definition of "cos" uses an "x" in place of the Greek small letter, "theta".
However, in reality, theta appears as an "o" or a "zero" with a line going horizontally through the center.
Math Problem: cos(x) = 0.5
Solution: cos(60) = 0.5
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## James

1. A name which, in Hebrew, means "one who supplants."
A variant of the name "Jacob."

2. In the Bible, James was a brother of Jesus. As a man, James is also believed to have been the author of the book of James (the Epistle of James), found in the New Testament.

3. The most common nickname of James is Jim.
- James loves cuddling with his hbear.

- "What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, 'Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,' and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself." James 2:14-17 (NASB)
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## aristotle

Perhaps the greatest philosopher of his time, and surely one the greatest philosophers of all time. Aristotle was alive in Greece from 384-322 B.C.

Aristotle is well remembered for his development of "logic." Do note that he did not (obviously) invent logic, however greatly influenced its progression.
His format on which he based his logic was used for centuries after his death -- and much is still echoed even today.

Specifically, Aristotle produced provocative arguments and commentaries centering around humanity and human functions. Among them: the singular lifestyle that, if adopted plurally, would yield true and sustained happiness to all -- forever. However, after hearing a lecture on the subject, you truly need not look any further than the utopias and dystopias illustrated throughout literature, such as in "The Giver" or "Brave New World." Aristotle's philosophy on 'true happiness,' perhaps original for its time, has become almost as common as a cliche' and just as easily passed off as "wishful thinking."

However, the beauty of logic is that it never actually needs to be congruent with realism.
Aristotle said:
"The individual, when isolated, is not self-sufficing, and therefore he is like a part in relation to the whole. But whoever is unable to live in society, or who has no need of it because he is sufficienct for himself, must be either a beast or a god."
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## aristotle

Perhaps the greatest philosopher of his time, and surely one the greatest philosophers of all time. Aristotle was alive in Greece from 384-322 B.C.

Aristotle is well remembered for his development of "logic." Do note that he did not (obviously) invent logic, however greatly influenced it's progression.
His format on which he based his logic was used for centuries after his death -- and much is still echoed even today.

Specifically, Aristotle produced provocative arguments and commentaries centering around humanity and human functions. Among them, the singular lifestyle that, if adopted plurally, would yield true and sustained happiness to all -- forever. However, after hearing a lecture on the subject, you truly need not look any further than the utopias and dystopias illustrated throughout literature, such as in "The Giver" or "Brave New World." Aristotle's philosophy on 'true happiness,' perhaps original for its time, has become almost as common as a cliche' and just as easily passed off as "wishful thinking."

However, the beauty of logic is that it never actually needs to be congruent with realism.
Aristotle said:
"The individual, when isolated, is not self-sufficing, and therefore he is like a part in relation to the whole. But whoever is unable to live in society, or who has no need of it because he is sufficienct for himself, must be either a beast or a god."
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## jim

A nickname for James.

Other examples of such nicknames include: Jimmy, Jimmie, Jimbo, Jamie, and many others.
Psst...I think Jim has a crush on Ann.
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