Antonyms

Etymology

### 1. tangent

**noun.** ['ˈtændʒənt'] a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point.

#### Antonyms

- extrados

#### Etymology

- tangentem (Latin)

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### Words that Rhyme with Tangent

- abandonment
- abatement
- aberrant
- abhorrent
- abortifacient
- abridgement
- absent
- absorbent
- abstinent
- abundant
- accelerant
- accident
- accompaniment
- accompaniment
- accomplishment
- accountant
- accouterment
- accoutrement
- achievement
- acknowledgement

### Example sentences of the word tangent

1. **Noun, singular or mass**

There are several ways in which you can find the slope of a **tangent** to a function.

2. **Adjective**

This is the slope of the **tangent** line to the original function at that x value.

### 2. tangent

**noun.** ['ˈtændʒənt'] ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle.

#### Synonyms

- trigonometric function
- tan

#### Antonyms

- achromatic
- gooseneck
- closed curve

#### Etymology

- tangentem (Latin)