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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

Imperative
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subtend
Present
I subtend
you subtend
he/she/it subtends
we subtend
you subtend
they subtend
Preterite
I subtended
you subtended
he/she/it subtended
we subtended
you subtended
they subtended
Present Continuous
I am subtending
you are subtending
he/she/it is subtending
we are subtending
you are subtending
they are subtending
Present Perfect
I have subtended
you have subtended
he/she/it has subtended
we have subtended
you have subtended
they have subtended
Past Continuous
I was subtending
you were subtending
he/she/it was subtending
we were subtending
you were subtending
they were subtending
Past Perfect
I had subtended
you had subtended
he/she/it had subtended
we had subtended
you had subtended
they had subtended
Future
I will subtend
you will subtend
he/she/it will subtend
we will subtend
you will subtend
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Future Perfect
I will have subtended
you will have subtended
he/she/it will have subtended
we will have subtended
you will have subtended
they will have subtended
Future Continuous
I will be subtending
you will be subtending
he/she/it will be subtending
we will be subtending
you will be subtending
they will be subtending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been subtending
you have been subtending
he/she/it has been subtending
we have been subtending
you have been subtending
they have been subtending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been subtending
you will have been subtending
he/she/it will have been subtending
we will have been subtending
you will have been subtending
they will have been subtending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been subtending
you had been subtending
he/she/it had been subtending
we had been subtending
you had been subtending
they had been subtending
Conditional
I would subtend
you would subtend
he/she/it would subtend
we would subtend
you would subtend
they would subtend
Past Conditional
I would have subtended
you would have subtended
he/she/it would have subtended
we would have subtended
you would have subtended
they would have subtended
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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