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### Definition of Subtends

**1.** subtend [v] - See also: subtend

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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. •£. ..."