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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.
The outer circle subtends 18 inches at 50 yards and the inner circle subtends 18 inches at 100 yards.
Each glume subtends (or not) a bisexual flower (except in Cariceae and Sclerieae).
Aside from the problem noted initially, that most Canadians have not visited the scenes depicted in the paintings they enjoy perceptually as depicting those particular scenes, the depicted rocks and trees have shapes that subtend quite different solid angles from those subtended by actual trees and rocks, shapes that we would describe as highly indeterminate.
2) that subtends James's narrative practices, focusing in particular on five novels of the late 1890s and early 1900s: What Maisie Knew, The Ambassadors, The Wings of the Dove, The Spoils of Poynton, and The Golden Bowl.
This fascination with the sky, love, and everything we cannot touch subtends recent volumes like Les abeilles de l'invisible (1990), whose title, drawn from Rilke, evokes the poet's transmutation of earthly reality into its invisible essence; or Portraits d'un ephemere (1990; see WLT 65:1, p.
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 .
Donato argues that the impossibility of representation to achieve an identity with the event subtends literature and the proper name.
The quest also subtends such key words, phrases, and propositions as exogamic, direct relationship, clear right and obvious wrong, the natural cycle organically requires .
From the earth, it subtends an angle of only about 0.
If we have a reticle that subtends on the vertical stadia in either minutes or mils, we can hold over and still be effective out to several hundred yards with practice.
3, 2008 I I, with its variegated blue border that both contains and subtends the scrawl.