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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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hu!" - and the devil, dropping at once the sanctity of his demeanor, opened to its fullest extent a mouth from ear to ear, so as to display a set of jagged and fang-like teeth, and, throwing back his head, laughed long, loudly, wickedly, and uproariously, while the black dog, crouching down upon his haunches, joined lustily in the chorus, and the tabby cat, flying off at a tangent, stood up on end, and shrieked in the farthest corner of the apartment.
The mate obeyed, although he kept an anxious eye on the whale, which had gone off at a tangent and was smoking away to the eastward.
From Dodson & Fogg's it flew off at a tangent, to the very centre of the history of the queer client; and then it came back to the Great White Horse at Ipswich, with sufficient clearness to convince Mr.
The latter, however, continued to ascend, while the lightning described tangents to the convexity of her circumference; but she bore on, right through the midst of the fire.
Then, this study indicates the contribution of two new arctangent and tangent similarity measures of NNs and their slope stability assessment method for assessing slope stability problems in NN setting.
One hundred guests packed out the venue to watch members of the Tangent club take to the catwalk in an array of fashion outfits that could be bought on the night.
Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova thanked the Prime Minister for accepting the arguments of the Municipality that vignette stickers were not necessary for the use of Sofia Northern Tangent bypass.
The tangent of the dielectric loss angle determines the losses for electrical conductivity and polarization
Significant differences between the two polymers are observed as deviations in tangent delta at high strain amplitudes.
Berger Hybrid bullets get their name from the characteristics they pull from both secant and tangent ogives.
Penot, [36] and Cambini et al., [8] established second-order necessary optimality conditions for a point to be a local minimum and a local maximimum, respectively, for problem (P) using the theory of second-order projective tangent cones for twice Frechet differentiable objective functions as well as a sufficient optimality condition of the same type.
It was announced on 10 February 2016 that the board of Bidco and the independent directors of Tangent Communications plc had reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer at 2.25 pence per Tangent Share to be made by certain members of the management team of Tangent (acting through Bidco), for the whole of the issued and to be issued share capital of Tangent.
The PWL approximation of hyperbolic tangent with 256 linear sections provides a maximum error of 0.002 % using 32 bit arithmetic [7].
In order to bypass the obstacle of general shape encountered by the robot, one approach commonly used in 2D environment is to follow a path that is tangent to the circumference of the obstacle in front of the robot until there is a collision-free path toward the goal.