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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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To suggest such prejudices "frame" or "shape" the findings of the life sciences and their presentation in language, rather than merely "informing" or "subtending" them, goes too far for this reader.
For example, the presence of glume-like bracts subtending a rudimentary lateral axis in the proximal part of the spikelet in Hellmuthia allowed us to homologize a spikelet in Hellmuthia with a partial inflorescence (Vrijdaghs et al., 2006), purely on morphological-ontogenetic grounds.
Greater increase in boll mass in the upper canopy was attributed to a more favorable light environment for subtending leaves that provided sufficient assimilate to the developing bolls without the need for transport from other parts of the plant.
Lombardi observes that themes in this text such as breakdown and separation (race, class, and gender) overdetermine the subtending theme of the divided self.
We punched four circular 0.35-[cm.sup.2] holes (two on each side of the midvein) in the leaves immediately subtending 10 inflorescences on 20 of the least infected individuals at the BK site.
That she sees this element as inextricably subtending the work of Fuller's, is evidenced by the following remark: "Combined with his idealism and a strong sense of discipline, commitment, and obligation, in Fuller one could observe ...
This craving for more, however, attests to the author's success: for the first time she sets side-by-side a series of texts that share both similarities and differences, and she asks of them difficult questions which are fundamental for a reconstitution of the imaginaries subtending the text/reader contract in the fictional literature of sixteenth-century France.
The work is held to inaugurate modernity by taking to its very limits the radical critique of all values subtending modern works, but it is arguably more convincing historically to read Celestina as a deeply moral work precisely because it shows subversion, hedonism, materialism, and irreverence for traditional values, bringing not pleasure and fulfilment but pain and destruction.
However much we may be tempted to read these terms in an affective fashion, we should be cognizant that subtending this melancholy trio is Donato's recognition that the impossibility of language "to sustain a stable semiology" resides not in some mournful longing for a lost originary presence but in temporality.
Sadek suggested that, subtending the unclear facts of the case, there is a political motivation centred on the exclusion of Sameh Seif Al-Yazaal from leading the parliament and giving the position to Tawfiq Oksha.
A plex reticle subtending 6 inches at 100 yards brackets a buck's body at 250 yards, about as far as most "pilgrims" from back East could reliably hit a pronghorn, and the plex reticle on the 3-9X scope I used on my backup rifle just happened to subtend 6 inches when set on 6X.