coversed sine

[ koh-vurst ]
/ ˈkoʊ vɜrst /

noun Mathematics.

the versed sine of the complement of an angle or arc.

Nearby words

  1. covering power,
  2. coverlet,
  3. coverley,
  4. covermount,
  5. covers,
  6. coversine,
  7. covert,
  8. covert action,
  9. covert cloth,
  10. covert coat

Origin of coversed sine

First recorded in 1700–10

Also called co·ver·sine [koh-ver-sahyn, koh-vur-sahyn] /ˈkoʊ vərˌsaɪn, koʊˈvɜr saɪn/. versed cosine.

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British Dictionary definitions for coversed sine

coversed sine

/ (ˈkəʊvɜːst) /

noun obsolete

a trigonometric function equal to one minus the sine of the specified angleAbbreviation: covers
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