(Sub*sul"to*ry) a. [L. subsilire, subsultum, to spring up; sub under + salire to leap.] Bounding; leaping; moving
by sudden leaps or starts. [R.] Sub*sul"to*ri*ly, adv. [R.]
Flippancy opposed to solemnity, the subsultory to the continuous, these are the two frequent extremities
to which the French manner betrays men.De Quincey.
(||Sub*sul"tus) n. [NL. See Subsultory.] (Med.) A starting, twitching, or convulsive motion.
(Sub*sum"a*ble) a. Capable of being subsumed. J. B. Stallo.
(Sub*sume") v. t. [Pref. sub- + L. sumere to take.] To take up into or under, as individual
under species, species under genus, or particular under universal; to place (any one cognition) under
another as belonging to it; to include under something else.
To subsume one proposition under another.De Quincey.
A principle under which one might subsume men's most strenuous efforts after righteousness.W. Pater.
1. The act of subsuming, or of including under another.
The first act of consciousness was a subsumption of that of which we were conscious under this notion.Sir W. Hamilton.
2. That which is subsumed, as the minor clause or premise of a syllogism.
But whether you see cause to go against the rule, or the subsumption under the rule.De Quincey.
(Sub*sump"tive) a. Relating to, or containing, a subsumption. Coleridge.
(Sub*tan"gent) n. (Geom.) The part of the axis contained between the ordinate and tangent
drawn to the same point in a curve.
(Sub`tar*ta"re*an) a. Being or living under Tartarus; infernal. "Subtartarean powers." Pope.
(Sub*tec"ta*cle) n. [Pref. sub- + L. tectum a roof.] A space under a roof; a tabernacle; a
dwelling. [Obs.] Davies
(Sub*teg`u*la"ne*ous) a. [L. subtegulaneus; sub under + tegulare tiles for a roof.]
Under the roof or eaves; within doors. [R.]
(Sub*ten"ant) n. (Law) One who rents a tenement, or land, etc., of one who is also a tenant; an
(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.
(Sub*tense") n. [L. subtendere, subtentum. See Subtend, Tense, a.] (Geom.) A line
subtending, or stretching across; a chord; as, the subtense of an arc.
(Sub*tep"id) a. Slightly tepid.