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Definition of "tangency" [tan•gen•cy]

  • The condition of being tangent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tangency" in a sentence
  • "A tangency is a point of contact between one shape and another so that they just touch without overlapping."
  • "Musset, but with "tangency" on both, will be discussed in the text."
  • "Charlie mentions a circle-circle tangency joke not working, right before a James Bond reference (007 — circle, circle, tangent)."