n. (also haversin) Math. half of a versed sine.
Etymology: contr.

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  • haversine — /hav euhr suyn /, n. Trigonom. one half the versed sine of a given angle or arc. [1870 75; HA(LF) + VER(SED) + SINE1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • haversine — hav·er·sine …   English syllables

  • haversine — /ˈhævəsaɪn/ (say havuhsuyn) noun Trigonometry half the versed sine; used especially in navigation to give great circle distances between two points on a sphere from their longitudes and latitudes. {abbreviation of ha(lf) versine (versed sine) …  

  • Fórmula del Haversine — Este artículo fue creado a partir de la traducción del artículo Haversine formula de la Wikipedia en inglés, bajo licencia Creative Commons Atribución Compartir Igual 3.0 y GFDL. Seno, coseno y verseno de θ en base a la circunferencia… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Versine — The versine or versed sine, versin(θ), is a trigonometric function equal to 1 − cos(θ) and 2sin2(½θ). It appeared in some of the earliest trigonometric tables and was once widespread, but it is now little used. There are several related functions …   Wikipedia

  • Great-circle distance — The great circle distance is the shortest distance between any two points on the surface of a sphere measured along a path on the surface of the sphere (as opposed to going through the sphere s interior). Because spherical geometry is rather… …   Wikipedia

  • List of trigonometric identities — Cosines and sines around the unit circle …   Wikipedia

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