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Synonyms for tangent

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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ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle

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It is clear that this elaborate analysis of families of curves and tangencies is of no particular aid in this problem; however, it provides analytic tools that will be handy in later analyses of the pricing of factors of production.
Going back to the indifference curve analysis in Figure 1, our definition of status quo bias allows for the point of tangencies to the budget line to be southeast (or northwest) of either one or both allocations (as long as they satisfy the other criteria).
She/he also indicated that, if so, the isoquants and their tangencies might differ for introductory courses versus advanced courses.
At the time, Perez Firmat noted the commonality of nationally-delimited critical narratives attesting collectively to "the Americas' cultural indebtedness to Europe," and called for a renewed focus on the little-studied "intersections and tangencies among the diverse literatures of the New World, considered apart from their extrahemispheric antecendents and analogues.
New: ability to define horizontal and vertical constraints -- New: ability to blend previews and one click selection for edge blending -- Improved: redesigned "part-tree" for quick, easy parametric modeling and editing -- Improved: ability to create automatic and precise tangencies where splines meet other objects -- Improved: ability to define constraints for objects in parallel planes with just one click.
What we needed was the capability of generating complex external airframe shapes, while maintaining strict control of surface curvatures and tangencies.
In 2-D, it automatically identifies relationships such as endpoints, midpoints, center points, tangencies, and real and extended intersections.
The multiple constraints here create the possibility of multiple tangencies, so in order to identify the eq uilibrium among these tangencies (assuming the equilibrium is unique), one needs more information.
For example, a feature called Drafting Assistant automatically identifies relationships such as endpoints, midpoints, center points, tangencies, and real and extended intersections.