**tangent plane** — noun Given a point P on a surface M, the tangent plane of M at point P, denoted by T(M), is the plane passing through P which contains the tangent lines of all the curves on M passing through P … Wiktionary

**tangent plane** — liestinė plokštuma statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. tangent plane; tangential plane vok. Tangentialebene, f rus. касательная плоскость, f pranc. plan tangent, m … Fizikos terminų žodynas

**tangent plane** — noun the plane that contains all the lines tangent to a specific point on a surface • Hypernyms: ↑plane, ↑sheet * * * noun : the plane through a point of a surface that contains the tangent lines to all the curves on the surface through the same… … Useful english dictionary

**tangent plane** — noun Date: 1856 the plane through a point of a surface that contains the tangent lines to all the curves on the surface through the same point … New Collegiate Dictionary

**Tangent** — Tan gent, a. [L. tangens, entis, p. pr.] 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; said of a straight line, curve, or… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Tangent scale** — Tangent Tan gent, a. [L. tangens, entis, p. pr.] 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; said of a straight line, curve … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Tangent screw** — Tangent Tan gent, a. [L. tangens, entis, p. pr.] 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; said of a straight line, curve … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Tangent** — For the tangent function see trigonometric functions. For other uses, see tangent (disambiguation). In geometry, the tangent line (or simply the tangent) to a curve at a given point is the straight line that just touches the curve at that point… … Wikipedia

**tangent** — I. adjective Etymology: Latin tangent , tangens, present participle of tangere to touch; perhaps akin to Old English thaccian to touch gently, stroke Date: 1594 1. a. meeting a curve or surface in a single point if a sufficiently small interval… … New Collegiate Dictionary

**tangent** — TANGÉNT, Ă, tangenţi, te, adj., s.f. 1. adj. (Despre drepte) Care atinge o curbă într un singur punct. ♦ (Despre planuri) Care conţine tangente (2) la toate curbele care trec printr un punct al unei suprafeţe, care atinge suprafaţa într un singur … Dicționar Român