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**Lemmata****Forms:**tangent (data provider: celex), tangents (data provider: celex)

**LEO: German - English Dictionary**- external link: tangent

**Linguee: German - English Dictionary**- external link: tangent

**Webster's revised unabridged dictionary (1913)****Tangent**(*v. t.*) A tangent line curve, or surface; specifically, that portion of the straight line tangent to a curve that is between the point of tangency and a given line, the given line being, for example, the axis of abscissas, or a radius of a circle produced. See Trigonometrical function, under Function.**Tangent**(*a.*) Touching; touching at a single point**Tangent**(*a.*) meeting a curve or surface at a point and having at that point the same direction as the curve or surface; -- said of a straight line, curve, or surface; as, a line tangent to a curve; a curve tangent to a surface; tangent surfaces.

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