tangent

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Synonyms for tangent

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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Overlaps and tangencies between the curves occur more frequently in steep slopes.
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.
1]c tangencies that generated the contract curve, to explain the indeterminancy of the trading equilibrium, and to walk the class through a series of brilliant applications of the framework.
Long after most students have forgotten the significance of the intersections and tangencies in the blizzard of graphs thrown their way, they will remember the message of their venality and economic impotence, a message they resist and resent.
According to the manufacturer, Open 2D Mender heals gaps, overlaps, tangencies, and redundancies.