Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geom., a line subtending or stretching across; the chord of an are; a line opposite to an angle spoken of.
- n. geometry A line which subtends, especially the chord of an arc.
- n. geometry The angle subtended by a line at a point.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geom.) A line subtending, or stretching across; a chord.
“A rough calculation based on an angular subtense of 1/2 degree and a distance of 30,000 feet suggests that the shadow would be wholly washed out.”
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