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### 9.7 `ACOSD`

— Arccosine function, degrees

*Description*:`ACOSD(X)`

computes the arccosine of`X`in degrees (inverse of`COSD(X)`

).This function is for compatibility only and should be avoided in favor of standard constructs wherever possible.

*Standard*:GNU extension, enabled with

`-fdec-math`*Class*:Elemental function

*Syntax*:`RESULT = ACOSD(X)`

*Arguments*:`X`The type shall either be `REAL`

with a magnitude that is less than or equal to one - or the type shall be`COMPLEX`

.*Return value*:The return value is of the same type and kind as

`X`. The real part of the result is in degrees and lies in the range*0 \leq \Re \acos(x) \leq 180*.*Example*:program test_acosd real(8) :: x = 0.866_8 x = acosd(x) end program test_acosd

*Specific names*:Name Argument Return type Standard `ACOSD(X)`

`REAL(4) X`

`REAL(4)`

GNU extension `DACOSD(X)`

`REAL(8) X`

`REAL(8)`

GNU extension *See also*: