Sine is the ordinate of the endpoint of an arc of a unit circle centered at the origin of a Cartesian coordinate system, the arc being of length x and measured counterclockwise from the point (1, 0) if x is positive or clockwise if x is negative.
In a right triangle, the ratio of the length of the side opposite an acute angle to the length of the hypotenuse. Yeah yeah, I know...what's hypotenuse mean? It's The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.
There...now, did that answer your question? IS it all becoming clear again for you now?
Mind if I ask why you are asking of Sine? Is it because you have heard people say "sining the kite"? If so, I'm sure by now we have you clear and straight.
Johnny
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Johnny TBKS on 2002-10-26 16:48 ]</font>