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Noun: tangent tan-junt - 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
- tan
- A topic nearly unrelated to the main topic, but having a point in common with it
"If you speak from notes, remember that itâ€™s easy to get distracted or go off on a tangent"
Derived forms: tangents Type of: circular function, straight line, trigonometric function Encyclopedia: Tangent, Or |
Nearest Tang tang Tang dynasty tanga Tanga Tanganyika Tange tangelo tangelo tree tangency tangent tangent plane tangential tangentially tangerine tangerine tree tangibility tangible tangible possession tangibleness tangibles |