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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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The optimal portfolio should be the tangency portfolio between the EF and the highest indifference curve or, in other words, the efficient portfolio with maximum expected utility.
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In general, the number of tangency conditions to be discussed in Section 2 are equal to the number of undetermined constants.
For cut spline polyline, machinists can pick the polyline to cut, then enter the tangency tolerance (for specifying how the tool follows sharp corners), tool angle, lead-in/ out and other properties.
(i) In the range of parameters [mathematical expression not reproducible] is between [h'.sub.1] (0) = [[lambda].sub.1] [b.sup.2] and [h'.sub.2] (0) = [[lambda].sub.2] [b.sup.2], so the point of tangency [[??].sub.I], if it exists, should be between [r.sub.I] and [r.sub.II] in order to make the integral area surrounded by [mathematical expression not reproducible] be equal to the integral area surrounded by f([[??].sub.I]) and [0, [[??].sub.I]], rather than being larger than [r.sub.II] as supposed; see Figure 14(a).
Since P[??]' is the point of tangency associated with PS and the tangential hyperplane P[??] + W, the vector P[??]' is orthogonal to the subspace W with respect to the inner product [(*, *).sub.D] induced by D.
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The Nagel point is the point of intersection of the line segments from the vertices of the triangle to the points of tangency of the opposite excircles [27].
This is point E of size 5, the point of tangency between the constant outlay line and the highest constant product curve obtainable with that outlay.
The volatility and the expected return at the tangency point on the efficient frontier are a function on the expected returns, r, of the assets in the portfolio, the expected excess returns of the assets above the risk-free rate, [r.sub.i.sup.T] = [[r.sub.1] - [r.sub.fi],..., [r.sub.N] - [r.sub.fi]], and the inverse of the variance-covariance matrix of the assets, [S.sup.-1].