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### Definition of Subtenses

**1.** subtense [n] - See also: subtense

### Lexicographical Neighbors of Subtenses

### Literary usage of Subtenses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

**1.** *Institutes of Natural Philosophy: Theoretical and Practical* by William Enfield, Alexander Ewing (1811)

"If GC, DC, be beginning to move from A, they are in their nascent state ; and it
is manifest, that the **subtenses** in this state are the same, and therefore ..."**2.** *Newton's Principia, First Book, Sections I., II., III.: With Notes and* by Isaac Newton, Percival Frost (1878)

"Hence, curves will have the same curvature at two points, one in each, if, equal
tangents being drawn at those points, and **subtenses** inclined at any equal ..."**3.** *The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury* by Thomas Hobbes (1839)

"The **subtenses** of equal angles in different circles, as the strait lines BC and
FE (in fig. 1), are to one another as the arches which they subtend. ..."**4.** *Newton's Principia, Sections I, II, III, with Notes and Illustrations: Also* by Percival Frost, Isaac Newton (1863)

"Draw **subtenses** BC, be inclined at equal angles to the tangents. If BC and be were
equal, for all equal values of AC, ac, the curves would be equal and ..."**5.** *Euclid's Elements of Geometry, the First Six Books: To which are Added* by John Allen (1822)

"and therefore in a duplicate ratio of the **subtenses** AB and Ab. Cnse 3. And though
the angle D should not be given, but be formed by the right line BD ..."