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coversed sine

[koh-vurst] /ˈkoʊ vɜrst/
noun, Mathematics.
the versed sine of the complement of an angle or arc.
Also called coversine [koh-ver-sahyn, koh-vur-sahyn] /ˈkoʊ vərˌsaɪn, koʊˈvɜr saɪn/ (Show IPA), versed cosine.
Origin of coversed sine
First recorded in 1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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coversed sine

noun (obsolete)
a trigonometric function equal to one minus the sine of the specified angle covers
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