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verb as in bridge

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For this purpose the condenser should subtend as large an angle as possible at the source of light.

Leverrier said it might be recognized by its disk, which, moreover, would subtend a certain angle.

And two sides of the ordinate quinquangle doe subtend 2/5 of the same.

Undersea, submarine; underspan, subtend; underslinking, subterfuge.

In like manner the two pale are bracteoles which subtend the flower proper.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to subtend, such as: span, traverse, unite, attach, bind, and branch.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.