: of, relating to, or constituting an object (such as a pole or rod of known length) used to ascertain a distance without actual measurement by observing the subtended angle from a given point
subtense method
subtense transit

Word History


Latin subtensus, past participle of subtendere to stretch beneath

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“Subtense.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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