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Line breaks: ver¦sin
Pronunciation: /ˈvəːsɪn
, -sʌɪn/
(also versine)

Definition of versin in English:


Another term for versed sine.
Example sentences
  • The versine is related to the sine by the formula versin x = 1-cos x.
  • He also introduced the versine into trigonometry.


early 19th century: abbreviation.

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