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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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Based on this, we will calculate the point of tangency of the efficient frontier and the indifference curve (in analogy to the procedure described in the previous section).
1) The mission history of nineteenth-century India, indisputably full of frictions and incongruities, suggests exactly that-standing at the point of tangency between Hinduism and Christianity could be transformative and sometimes was.
Starting from the point of tangency between the IMF's indifference curve and the government's reaction function, there exist unexploited mutual welfare gains for the IMF and the recipient government.
Domestic investment, inclusive of that part funded by foreign saving, rises to the point where the marginal product of capital, reflected in the slope of the dashed portion of the investment opportunities frontier in Figure 1, equals the prevailing world interest rate, as earlier specified in equation (8), at the point of tangency.
From the points of intersection of the tangents with the extension of the diameter, he then produces parallel lines, in any direction, whose length is equal to the distance from the point of tangency to the extension of the diameter.
Given a production possibilities curve and a state indifference curve or preference function, the point of tangency would indicate the coordinates of the plan.