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səbˈtɛnd, sʌb-sub·tend

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subtend, delimit(verb)

    be opposite to; of angles and sides, in geometry


  1. subtend(Verb)

    To extend or stretch underneath or opposite something

  2. subtend(Verb)

    To enclose an arc on a circle with an angle

    A 90u00B0 angle subtends an arc about u00BE meter long on a circle with a radius of 1 meter.

  3. Origin: subtendere; sub under + tendere to stretch, extend. See tend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subtend(verb)

    to extend under, or be opposed to; as, the line of a triangle which subtends the right angle; the chord subtends an arc

  2. Origin: [L. subtendere; sub under + tendere to stretch, extend. See Tend.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subtend

    sub-tend′, v.t. to extend under or be opposite to.—n. Subtense′ (geom.), a line subtending or stretching across.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subtend in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subtend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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