tangent[ tan-juhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF tangent
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TANGENT
His conversation when he does not fly off at a tangent is full of pith and idea.
But, look out, fellow strollers, for we are off in a tangent!
The mere thought of the hospital sent her mind flying off at a tangent.
There wasn't a half mile of tangent at a single stretch in the whole of it.
The complement of the logarithm of a sine, tangent, or secant.
Or thus: if it be perpendicular to the tangent, it is a diameter by the touch point: Schoner.
A tangent is but one onely in that point of the periphery Schoner.
For otherwise a tangent were not on the same part one onely and no more.
A line drawn from the centre of a circle to the extremity of the tangent.
What is the focus of a perpendicular on the tangent of an ellipse from any external point?