subtend

Pronunciation

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Pronunciation

- IPA: /sʌbˈtɛnd/

**subtend** (subtends, *present participle* subtending; *past and past participle* subtended)

- (
*transitive, mathematics*) To use an angle to delimit (mark off, enclose) part of a straight or curved line, for example an arc or the opposite side of a triangle.*A 43° angle***subtends**an arc of about 0.75 meters on a circle with a radius of 1 meter.

- (
*transitive, also mathematics*) To extend or stretch opposite something; to be part of a straight or curved line that is opposite to and delimits an angle.*A hypotenuse***subtends**the right angle of a right triangle.*An arc measuring about 0.75 meters on a circle with a radius of 1 meter***subtends**an angle of about 43°.

**2012**,*Me, myself, us ↗*,The Economist, 16th august 2012 issue- ...trillions of bacteria, each equally an individual, which are found in a person’s gut, his mouth, his scalp, his skin and all of the crevices and orifices that
**subtend**from his body’s surface.

- ...trillions of bacteria, each equally an individual, which are found in a person’s gut, his mouth, his scalp, his skin and all of the crevices and orifices that

- (
*transitive, mathematics*) To form the central angle of a circle underneath an arc*The points A and B on the circumference form the arc AB, which***subtends**the central angle θ.

- Russian: стя́гивать

- French: sous-tendre
- German: sich erstrecken gegenüber von, gegenüberliegen, abschneiden, begrenzen
- Italian: sottendere

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