### Definition of Subtends

1. Verb. (third-person singular of subtend) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

### Definition of Subtends

1. subtend [v] - See also: subtend

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### Lexicographical Neighbors of Subtends

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### Literary usage of Subtends

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1. A Treatise on Conic Sections: Containing an Account of Some of the Most by George Salmon (1879)
"The envelope of a chord of a If tangents through any point 0 meet conic which subtends a constant angle the conic in T, T', and there be taken, ..."

2. Machine Gun Fire Control by Glenn Perrin Wilhelm (1917)
"30 One turn sight elevating screw 7— mils Three notches sight elevating screw 1— mil In firing position: Width of front sight proper subtends 2+ mils Height ..."

3. The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements by Euclid, Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1908)
"Therefore, as BC which subtends the right angle in the triangle ABC is to BA which subtends the right angle in the triangle ABD, so is AB itself which ..."

4. Mathematical Questions and Solutions by W. J. C. Miller (1870)
"(Proposed by C. TAYLOR, М.Л.) — The straight line joining the foci of a conic subtends at the pole of any chord half the sum or difference of the angles ..."

5. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"... and 9 the angle which subtends it at the vertex when developed 9 = » sin L; Space limitations in this Encyclopedia make it absolutely impossible to ..."

6. A Budget of Paradoxes by Augustus De Morgan (1915)
"... side subtends is according to your proposition 3.125/12= .2604, and therefore the chord is greater than its arc, which you will allow is impossible. ..."

7. An Analytical Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry, and the Analysis by Dionysius Lardner (1828)
"Given the length of a circular arc and the angle in seconds which it subtends at the centre of the circle, to compute the length of the radius. •£. ..."