**Tangent** — Tan gent, n. [L. tangens, entis, p. pr. of tangere to touch; akin to Gr. ? having seized: cf. F. tangente. Cf. {Attain}, {Contaminate}, {Contingent}, {Entire}, {Tact}, {Taste}, {Tax}, v. t.] (Geom.) A tangent line curve, or surface; specifically … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Tangent galvanometer** — Tangent Tan gent, n. [L. tangens, entis, p. pr. of tangere to touch; akin to Gr. ? having seized: cf. F. tangente. Cf. {Attain}, {Contaminate}, {Contingent}, {Entire}, {Tact}, {Taste}, {Tax}, v. t.] (Geom.) A tangent line curve, or surface;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Tangent of an angle** — Tangent Tan gent, n. [L. tangens, entis, p. pr. of tangere to touch; akin to Gr. ? having seized: cf. F. tangente. Cf. {Attain}, {Contaminate}, {Contingent}, {Entire}, {Tact}, {Taste}, {Tax}, v. t.] (Geom.) A tangent line curve, or surface;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Tangent of an arc** — Tangent Tan gent, n. [L. tangens, entis, p. pr. of tangere to touch; akin to Gr. ? having seized: cf. F. tangente. Cf. {Attain}, {Contaminate}, {Contingent}, {Entire}, {Tact}, {Taste}, {Tax}, v. t.] (Geom.) A tangent line curve, or surface;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Tangent space** — In mathematics, the tangent space of a manifold is a concept which facilitates the generalization of vectors from affine spaces to general manifolds, since in the latter case one cannot simply subtract two points to obtain a vector pointing from… … Wikipedia

**Tangent bundle** — In mathematics, the tangent bundle of a smooth (or differentiable) manifold M , denoted by T ( M ) or just TM , is the disjoint unionThe disjoint union assures that for any two points x 1 and x 2 of manifold M the tangent spaces T 1 and T 2 have… … Wikipedia

**Tangent half-angle formula** — In various applications of trigonometry, it is useful to rewrite the trigonometric functions (such as sine and cosine) in terms of rational functions of a new variable t . These identities are known collectively as the tangent half angle formulae … Wikipedia

**natural** — /ˈnætʃərəl / (say nachuhruhl), /ˈnætʃrəl / (say nachruhl) adjective 1. existing in or formed by nature; not artificial: a natural bridge. 2. based on the state of things in nature; constituted by nature: the natural day; the natural soil. 3. of… … Australian English dictionary

**Artificial tangent** — Tangent Tan gent, n. [L. tangens, entis, p. pr. of tangere to touch; akin to Gr. ? having seized: cf. F. tangente. Cf. {Attain}, {Contaminate}, {Contingent}, {Entire}, {Tact}, {Taste}, {Tax}, v. t.] (Geom.) A tangent line curve, or surface;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Logarithmic tangent** — Tangent Tan gent, n. [L. tangens, entis, p. pr. of tangere to touch; akin to Gr. ? having seized: cf. F. tangente. Cf. {Attain}, {Contaminate}, {Contingent}, {Entire}, {Tact}, {Taste}, {Tax}, v. t.] (Geom.) A tangent line curve, or surface;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English