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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.
GRASSESH. MARSHALL WARD
"Subtend" is from the Latin sub (under), and tendere (to stretch).
THE TEACHING OF GEOMETRYDAVID EUGENE SMITH
The cones, about the size of a small walnut, bear spirally arranged imbricated scales which subtend the three-angled winged seeds.
Angles are distinguished by the number of degrees they subtend, to 360°, or the whole circumference of a circle.
THE SAILOR'S WORD-BOOKWILLIAM HENRY SMYTH
For the side of the equilaterall triangle doth subtend 1/3 of the whole pheriphery.
He did not define "subtend," supposing such words to be already understood.
THE TEACHING OF GEOMETRYDAVID EUGENE SMITH

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