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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Subtend  \Sub*tend"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Subtended};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Subtending}.]  [L.  subtendere  sub  under  +  tendere  to 
  stretch,  extend.  See  {Tend}.] 
  To  extend  under  or  be  opposed  to  as  the  line  of  a  triangle 
  which  subtends  the  right  angle;  the  chord  subtends  an  arc. 

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