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## subtend

[səb′tend]
(botany)
To lie adjacent to and below another structure, often enclosing it.
(mathematics)
A line segment or an arc of a circle subtends an angle with vertex at a specified point if the end points of the line segment or arc lie on the sides of the angle.
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As we fly a normal, constant-angle approach to the touchdown point, the runway will appear to grow in length because the visual angle it subtends onto the back of our eye increases.
Example: Your target is 2 yards tall and subtends 2.6 mils when measured with your reticle.
Experienced resemblance in outline shape is the experience of sameness of the solid angle subtended by the contours on the pictorial surface and the solid angle subtended by the actual depicted objects.
In "Who Signs 'Flaubert'?" Donato argues that the impossibility of representation to achieve an identity with the event subtends literature and the proper name.
It is unclear whether the two have a privileged affinity which creates an axis of tragic revelation to subtend the whole journey, or whether the entire Comedy re-enacts the cognitive dissonance through its undeniably astonishing variations in tempo.
This leads him to consider English common law, the American Revolution, the Civil War, Ancient Greek philosophy, and Supreme Court cases that subtend American gun laws.
As in most Alismataceae it bears bracts in pseudowhorls of three, and all bracts (except the very first) subtend lateral buds.
This ratio of distance-to-reticle (angle) is consistent with range: At 300 yards the distance from crosshairs to post will subtend 18 inches, at 400 yards 24 inches, at 500 yards 30 inches, and so on.
The simplest way to design holdover and ranging bars is to space the bars so they subtend some constant dimension at 100 yards.
You must know how much space the stadia lines (or cross hair) subtend at a given power setting and distance--and how big the animal is.
As for her treatment of the "emergence" of the author and the tricky question of subjectivity (especially female subjectivity), more direct engagement might have brought these issues to greater prominence, since they subtend, for Tylus and for the writers she discusses, the overarching trope of umbrageous vulnerability.
Instead of each bar subtending 2" at 100 yards, they subtend 3.6".

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