haversine

[hav-er-sahyn]

Origin of haversine

First recorded in 1870–75; ha(lf) + ver(sed) + sine
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British Dictionary definitions for haversine

haversine

noun
  1. obsolete half the value of the versed sine

Word Origin for haversine

C19: combination of half + versed + sine 1
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