haversine

[hav-er-sahyn]
noun Trigonometry.
one half the versed sine of a given angle or arc.

Origin:
1870–75; ha(lf) + ver(sed) + sine

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haversine (ˈhævəˌsaɪn)
 
n
obsolete half the value of the versed sine
 
[C19: combination of half + versed + sine1]

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Example sentences
System not fast enough to apply proper haversine loads.
Also shown in this graph is a square shaded area centered in the haversine pulse.
Generated haversine waveform is close to ideal haversine waveform.
Once temperature was achieved, the samples were cyclically loaded using a haversine waveform.
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