Look up: Tangent

1. tangent
[n] - a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point 2. [n] - ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
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2. Tangent
A line that meets a smooth curve at a single point and does not cut across the curve.OrA trigonometric function. The trigonometric function of angle A is defined as:
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3. Tangent
Tan'gent noun [ Latin tangens , - entis , present participle of tangere to touch; akin to Greek ... having seized: confer French tangente . Confer Attain , Contaminate , Contingent , Entire ,
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4. Tangent
Tan'gent adjective [ Latin tangens , - entis , present participle] Touching; touching at a single point ; specifically (Geom.) meeting a curve or surface at a point and having at that point the same direction as the curve or surface; ...
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5. tangent
<geometry> A tangent line curve, or surface; specifically, that portion of the straight line tangent to a curve that is between the point of tangency and a given line, the given line being, for example, the axis of abscissas, or a radius of a circle produced. See Trigonometrical function, unde...
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6. tangent
tan noun ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
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7. tangent
noun a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point
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8. Tangent
• (v. t.) A tangent line curve, or surface; specifically, that portion of the straight line tangent to a curve that is between the point of tangency and a given line, the given line being, for example, the axis of abscissas, or a radius of a circle produced. See Trigonometrical function, under ...
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9. tangent
(from the article `trigonometry`) ...specific functions of angles and their application to calculations. There are six functions of an angle commonly used in trigonometry. Their names ...
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10. tangent
(from the article `keyboard instrument`) ...the key and prevents the key from moving from side to side as it moves up and down.) When the front end of the key is pushed down by the finger, ...
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1. tangent
in geometry, straight line (or smooth curve) that touches a given curve at one point; at that point the slope of the curve is equal to that of the ... [2 related articles]
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2. Tangent
[tangent piano] In the action of a tangent piano, the tangent is the small slip of wood similar in shape to a harpsichord jack or similar to an unleathered fortepiano hammer which strikes the string to produce sound. It is similar to the tangent of a clavichord only in the sense that they bo...
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3. Tangent
A tangent line of a curve is a line that touches one point on the curve. The word tangent comes from the Latin tangere, to touch. As it passes through the point where the tangent line and the curve meet, or the point of tangency, the tangent line is "going in the same direction" as the curve, and i...
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4. tangent
• A straight line that touches a given curve exactly once, at a given point. • In a right triangle, if one of the angles is ?, then the tangent of ? is the ratio of lengths of the side opposite ? to the side next to ?.
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5. tangent
tangent, in mathematics. 1. In geometry, the tangent to a circle or sphere is a straight line that intersects the circle or sphere in one and only one point. For other curves and surfaces the tangent line at a given point P is defined as the limiting position, if such a limit exists, of a secant lin...

6. tangent
(graph) In graphs, a straight line that touches a curve and gives the gradient of the curve at the point of contact. At a maximum, minimum, or point of inflection, the tangent to a curve has zero gradient. To find the gradient of the tangent of the curve at point P, extend the tangent AC and ...
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7. tangent
(trigonometry) In trigonometry, a function of an acute angle in a right-angled triangle, defined as the ratio of the length of the side opposite the angle to the length of the side adjacent to it; a way of expressing the gradi...
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8. tangent
(circle) Line that touches a circle at only one point. A tangent is at right angles to the radius at the point of contact. From any point outside a circle, the lines of two tangents drawn to the circle will be of equal length. See also circle theorems, tangent (trigonometry), and tangent (gra...
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9. Tangent
[club] Tangent is a social networking organisation for ladies aged over 45, primarily intended for former members of Ladies Circle. It is part of the Round Table Family of clubs, together with Round Table (club), Ladies Circle and 41 Club. Ladies who are either (a) the wife or partner of a f...
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10. tangent
1) City in linn county oregon, usa 2) Digression 3) Line that touches a curve in exactly one point 4) Math term 5) Something to go off on 6) Straight line 7) Touching 8) Trig function 9) Trigonometric function 10) Trigonometry rat...
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