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- VERB:
- 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 Function. NOUN:
- a line that touches a curve
- 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.
- a completely different line of thought or action
- the trigonometric function that is equal to the ratio of the sides (other than the hypotenuse) opposite and adjacent to an angle in a right-angled triangle.
- line that touches a curve without intersecting it
- a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point
- ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle ADJECTIVE:
- (of a line or plane) touching, but not intersecting, a curve or curved surface
- Touching; touching at a single point
- 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 surface; as, a line tangent to a curve; a curve tangent to a surface; tangent surfaces. OTHER DEFINITIONS:
- a straight line in contact with a curve at one point

- I felt as though I were about to fly off, at some immense tangent, into an outer space hitherto unknown even in dreams.
- Flung at a tangent against the wall, she fell at the foot of the couch where Fergus slept.
- But she welcomed any tangent of nonsense that set the right key for the coincidence of their meeting.
- For the first two miles out of Morfe the trap charged, scattering men and beasts before it and taking the curves of the road at a tangent.
- The tangent to the arc at A, from which this deflection is measured, is omitted in this figure to avoid confusion.
- Sometimes Selkirk, leaving his companions in the midst of their bottles and glasses, would describe a tangent towards the counter, and come to converse with the pretty hostess.
- Instead it crossed the river bridge and went off at a foolish tangent, disappearing over the crest of a hill.
- There in the forest to the south where the river curved off at a tangent and flowed directly east, Brian had had his camp.
- The sight of the key upon the table sent his thoughts flying off at a tangent.
- Round and round the mill he flew, keeping the outside stock from flying off at a tangent, and soothing and quieting the beasts nearest to him with his voice.
- Nevertheless, this usually well-endowed human being at a certain point in his career goes off at a tangent and spends the rest of his life in the pursuit of a phantom.
- The Reds, therefore, try to dodge the question at issue by leading their opponents off on a tangent.
- Flying off at a tangent is probably one of the gravest dangers and certainly the one most constantly present, in this enterprise of prophecy.
- A bullet struck the stove and went off at a tangent through the tent canvas not two feet from where Sheba stood.
- Then her thoughts went off at a tangent and she saw her class-room, where new things were being taught, and new marks gained.
- Perhaps the result of these two influences would be a line that would become a tangent.
- You may be just tangent for a minute, and then go off into space on your own account.
- The girl we live with has formed other views for herself, and is going off at a tangent.
- The boundary was an arc of a circle described around the town of Newcastle, with a given radius, and a meridian line tangent thereto.
- My thoughts never strike a plane surface, but always a spherical, and fly off in a tangent.
- EAB, the angle between the chord and the tangent, read direct on the graduated edge.
- Walk along the tangent until a rod set up at some point in the tangent, say E, is seen in coincidence with a rod set up at B.
- If the eye piece be pointed up or down hill, the instrument is thrown a little to one side or other of the tip of the staff, but in a plane tangent to the circle.
- My thought went off at a tangent when I reached that point of my reflection.
- Sometimes they would dart at a tangent to hover in another place.
- If, at this moment, the whole material universe, except the bob, were abolished, it would move for ever in the direction of a tangent to the middle of the arc described.
- The mixed grains are cast on this disk, pass to the edge, and are hurled off at a tangent.

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