versed sineversed sine
Origin of versed sine; from Modern Latin versus ; from L, past participle of vertere, to turn (see verse) + -ed
Origin of versed sineTranslation of New Latin sinus versus : sinus, sine + Latin versus, past participle of vertere, to turn.
(plural versed sines)
- (trigonometry) The trigonometric function 1 âˆ’ cos(x).
Once considered an important trigonometric function; now much less so, since the advent of calculators and computers.
From New Latin sinus versus (“flipped sine"); the sine function being sometimes called sinus rectus.