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 (tăn′jən-sē) also tan·gence (-jəns)
The condition of being tangent.
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Noun1.tangency - the state of being tangenttangency - the state of being tangent; having contact at a single point or along a line without crossing
contact - the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"
2.tangency - (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
breaker point, distributor point, point - a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
electrical contact - contact that allows current to pass from one conductor to another
junction, conjunction - something that joins or connects
p-n junction - the junction between a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor; "a p-n junction has marked rectifying characteristics"
short circuit, short - accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
sound bow - contact (the part of a bell) against which the clapper strikes
terminal, pole - a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
tread - the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
contact arm, wiper arm, wiper - contact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
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87) On the view this relatively modest aspiration suggests, we need not agree upon any one fully theorized view of democracy in order to draw on a range of theories and identify their areas of intersection and points of tangency to demonstrate the shortcomings of the purely libertarian view.
For each type, the equilibrium occurs at the tangency point with the budget line, so that
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We define--Coordinates of the point of tangency to the second support bar.
Here is a missed opportunity to explore the possibilities of voluntarism, a point of tangency with contemporary metaethical thought.
The anatomy of decision search: a) three-dimensional surface; b) utility function; c) possibility surface and utility function--three-dimensional view; d) possibility surface and utility function--the tangency point; e) the information about optimal solution
In [CL13], we also study the tangency graphs of Boyd-Maxwell ball packings and enumerate level-2 Coxeter systems.
Because OO' incorporates a marginal tax rate of 50 percent, its smaller gradient implies tangency with the beneficiary's indifference curve IC2 at a point ([E.
which leads to a theory of tangency and theorems dealing with the relationships between great circles and sets of parallel lesser circles.
His topics include the possibility of classifying part surfaces, an analytical method based on second fundamental forms of the contacting part surfaces, indicatrix of conformity of two smooth regular surfaces in the first order of tangency, and general considerations and special cases for generating enveloping surfaces.
3rd contact: I saw no 'black drop' or other effect of note; however, the slow motion of Venus, coupled with the relatively poor resolution of my apparatus, rendered very hard to fix the moment of tangency.