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tangence (countable and uncountable, plural tangences)

  1. Alternative form of tangency
    • 1874, L J V. Gerard, The elements of geometry, in eight books; or, First step in applied logic, page 106,
      The points of intangence, or extangence, of two circumferences are the points of tangence of their intangents, or extangents.
    • 1957, Canadin Patent Office, The Canadian Patent Office Record and Register of Copyrights, Volume 85, Issues 10-12, page 8721,
      [] to assure the belt passes only through said points of tangence, [] .
    • 2006, ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling: Proceedings, page 185,
      The latter enables designers and engineers to describe geometric entities (points, lines, planes, curves, surfaces) by specification of constraints: distances, angles, incidences, tangences between geometric entities.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tangence in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



tangence f (plural tangences)

  1. tangency

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