noun (plural -cies) Date: 1819 the quality or state of being tangent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Tangency — Tan gen*cy, n. The quality or state of being tangent; a contact or touching. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tangency — index connection (abutment), contact (touching) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tangency — tangent ► NOUN 1) a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point, but if extended does not cross it at that point. 2) Mathematics the trigonometric function that is equal to the ratio of the sides (other than the… …   English terms dictionary

  • tangency — /tan jeuhn see/, n. the state of being tangent. [1810 20; TANG(ENT) + ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • tangency — noun state of being tangent …   Wiktionary

  • tangency — n. Contact, touching …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tangency — tan·gen·cy …   English syllables

  • tangency — /ˈtændʒənsi/ (say tanjuhnsee) noun the state of being tangent …   Australian English dictionary

  • tangency — noun 1. the state of being tangent; having contact at a single point or along a line without crossing • Derivationally related forms: ↑tangent • Hypernyms: ↑contact 2. (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tangency point — sąlyčio taškas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. contact point; tacpoint; tangency point vok. Berührungspunkt, m; Kontaktpunkt, m rus. точка касания, f; точка контакта, f; точка соприкосновения, f pranc. point de contact, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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