A
unit of angle measure equal to of
a minute. There are 60 seconds in one minute and 3600 seconds in
one degree. Seconds are indicated using the " symbol, so 12°45'33" means
12 degrees, 45 minutes, and 33 seconds, or degrees.

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Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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