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versed sine

noun, Trigonometry.
one minus the cosine of a given angle or arc.
Abbreviation: vers.
Also called versine, versin.
Origin of versed sine
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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versed sine

a trigonometric function equal to one minus the cosine of the specified angle vers
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin sinus versus, from sine1 + versus turned, from vertere to turn
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