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[with object]1Geometry

(of a line, arc, or figure) form (an angle) at a particular point when straight lines from its extremities are joined at that point.*‘the angle subtended by a string of length r at the centre of the sphere’**‘The radian is a unit which connects the radius of an arc, the length of the arc and the angle subtended by the arc.’**‘The most common geometry for curved crystal diffraction is based on the Rowland circle principle, which relies on the well-known property of a circle that an arc segment subtends a constant angle for any point on the circle.’**‘Reticles are in the second focal plane, so as power is changed the angle subtended by the space between lines varies.’**‘In other words, when two plates subtended the same angle - one big and far away, the other small and nearby - the antennae also made the same angle with each other.’**‘The space between the dot and the first letter of the prime to the right of fixation subtended a visual angle of 21.’*

- 1.1(of an angle or chord) have bounding lines or points that meet or coincide with those of (a line or arc).
*‘This allowed him to calculate the chord subtended by angles of 36, 72, 60, 90 and 120.’**‘The Arc, Chord, Radius, Height, Angle, Apothem, and Area Suppose you have a segment of a circle, bounded by an arc of the circle and the chord subtending it.’**‘In fact Shen demonstrated a remarkable ability to view spatial arrangements and he gave an approximate formula for the length of a circular arc in terms of the chord subtending the arc.’**‘Two pairs of parallel sides form equal inscribed angles that are bound to subtend equal chords - the third sides.’**‘These angles are subtended by the same chord, AW.’*

2Botany

(of a bract) extend under (a flower) so as to support or enfold it.*‘the main beauty is provided by the bracts which subtend the flowers’**‘All flowers are subtended by a bract and two bracteoles.’**‘The flower meristems are produced acropetally by the inflorescence meristem and are subtended by bracts.’**‘The bract immediately subtends the sepal, partly enclosing it.’**‘Trillium species are characterized by a single trimerous flower subtended by a whorl of three leaves.’**‘A single flower is borne on a scape arising between the basal leaves and subtended by a large, leaf-like bract.’*

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