coversed sine

[ koh-vurst ]
/ ˈkoʊ vɜrst /

noun Mathematics.

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

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

Origin of coversed sine

First recorded in 1700–10
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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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