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sub·tend

 (səb-tĕnd′)
tr.v. sub·tend·ed, sub·tend·ing, sub·tends
1. Mathematics To be opposite to and delimit: The side of a triangle subtends the opposite angle.
2. To underlie so as to enclose or surround: flowers subtended by leafy bracts.

[Latin subtendere, to extend underneath : sub-, sub- + tendere, to extend; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

subtend

(səbˈtɛnd)
vb (tr)
1. (Mathematics) geometry to be opposite to and delimit (an angle or side)
2. (Botany) (of a bract, stem, etc) to have (a bud or similar part) growing in its axil
3. to mark off
4. to underlie; be inherent in
[C16: from Latin subtendere to extend beneath, from sub- + tendere to stretch out]

sub•tend

(səbˈtɛnd, sʌb-)

v.t.
1. Geom. to extend under or be opposite to: a chord subtending an arc.
2. (of a leaf, bract, etc.) to occur beneath or close to.
3. to form or mark the outline or boundary of.
[1560–70; < Latin subtendere to stretch beneath =sub- sub- + tendere to stretch]

subtend


Past participle: subtended
Gerund: subtending

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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would subtend
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.subtend - be opposite to; of angles and sides, in geometry
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
Translations

subtend

vtgegenüberliegen (+dat)

subtend

[səbˈtɛnd] vt (Geom) → sottendere
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