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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of subtend.


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  • Very small, individual, simple flowers (florets) are grouped in inflorescences called spikelets, which are subtended by small leaf-like bracts, the glumes.


  • The alcohol did help to lubricate minds and bodies as we (a) considered how it was even possible to see light from stars that were so far away (the solid angle subtended at the eye must be miniscule), and (b) stumbled off on our first night safari, respectively.

    Week 2: West Coast « Stephen Gaskell

  • True field of view is the angle subtended by the objective lens.

    Tom McIntyre's Glossary of Shooting Optics Terms

  • You have very few cues, other than the slight increase in apparent angle subtended by the ball, to judge its coordinate along the axis parallel to the line between you and the pitcher.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Cool Visual Illusion:

  • The Quantum Mechanical prediction for this arrangement, taking into account the uncertainties about the polarization analyzers and the angle from the source subtended by the analyzers, is

    Bell's Theorem

  • The patriotic link between nation and self, the problem of political philosophy, becomes the dilemma of a subject subtended by linguistic violence — in Kleist's play, Die


  • Kant thus maintained the Classical insistence that knowledge cannot be understood as a physical or historical reality, but he located the grounds of knowledge in a domain (the transcendental) more fundamental than the ideas it subtended.

    Michel Foucault

  • The weakness of the gravitational bending of light is realized when you consider that the Abel galaxy cluster is about 1 billion light years out and it lenses a quasar billions of light years behind it, and the angle of view and lensing is subtended by a few second of arc.

    A Dark, Misleading Force

  • This End-Reader License Agreement ("ERLA") is a legally binding agreement between you (the "READER") and Hamlet Monkeys Media (the "COMPANY") concerning your licensed use of the subtended text (the "BOOK").

    It Never Changes

  • According to Merleau-Ponty, the Gestalists had misunderstood the ultimate implications of their own work, because they believed that the notion of structure can be thought within the naturalist ontology that subtended the thought of the atomists whom they had criticized.

    The body and the Soul


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