Tangent
1.Geometry
A line which touches a circle or ellipse at just one point. Below, the blue line is a tangent to the circle c.
Note the radius to the point of tangency is always perpendicular to the tangent line.
For more on this see Tangent to a circle.
2. Trigonometry
One of the trigonometry functions. In a right triangle, the tangent of an angle is the opposite side over the adjacent side.
For more on this see Trigonometry tangent function.
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