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haversine

[hav-er-sahyn] /ˈhæv ərˌsaɪn/
noun, Trigonometry
1.
one half the versed sine of a given angle or arc.
Origin of haversine
1870-1875
1870-75; ha(lf) + ver(sed) + sine
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British Dictionary definitions for haversine

haversine

/ˈhævəˌsaɪn/
noun
1.
(obsolete) half the value of the versed sine
Word Origin
C19: combination of half + versed + sine1
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