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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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)
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