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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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