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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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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.
A new glume appears as a tim-like structure, which soon subtends a floral primordium (Fig.
This oppression comes to bear on the cowardly mind with particular reference to the trauma of the transactions that subtend masculinity: "C'est des hommes et d'eux seulement qu'il faut avoir peur, toujours" (26).
Indeed, autographical action is the thesis that subtends the diverse subjects treated in the book, subjects that extend from the postnarrativity of Beckett's art (the result, precisely, of the undoing of the generative illusion) and its advancement of the utopian literary tradition (the undoing of the myth of Beckett's apoliticism) to the "agony of perceivedness," the self-conscious awareness of audience and reader characteristic of all Beckett's work.
The Helen Keller National Center Act of 1992 defines an individual who is deaf-blind as an individual "who has a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with corrective lenses, or a field defect such that the peripheral diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees, or a progressive visualloss having a prognosis leading to one or both of these conditions; who has a chronic hearing impairment so severe that most speech cannot be understood with optimum amplification, or a progressive hearing loss having a prognosis leading to this condition; and for whom the combination of impairments .
The quest also subtends such key words, phrases, and propositions as exogamic, direct relationship, clear right and obvious wrong, the natural cycle organically requires .
Each minute subtends clearly on both the horizontal and vertical crosshairs.
3, 2008 I I, with its variegated blue border that both contains and subtends the scrawl.
This connection subtends more recent anti-immigrant sentiment toward Hispanics in North America.
The outside diameter of the circle subtends 18 inches (width of a man's shoulders) at 100 yards.
Assume each bar in my example subtends 2" at 100 yards (see side bar).