haversine

noun

hav·​er·​sine
ˈhavə(r)ˌsīn
: half of the versed sine
abbreviation hav

Word History

Etymology

half versed sine

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of haversine was in 1835

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“Haversine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haversine. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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