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Definitions of tangent in various dictionaries:
noun - a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point
noun - ratio of the opposite to the adj acent side of a right-angled triangle
Making contact at a single point or along a line; touching but not intersecting.
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|Possible Jeopardy Clues|
|A straight line that touches the outside of a circle at only one point is called this|
|A trigonometric function that equals sine/cosine, or a conversational digression|
|Not George Hamilton, it's the term in geometry for the straight line seen here|
In geometry, the tangent line (or simply tangent) to a plane curve at a given point is the straight line that "just touches" the curve at that point. Leibniz defined it as the line through a pair of infinitely close points on the curve. More precisely, a straight line is said to be a tangent of a curve y = f (x) at a point x = c on the curve if the line passes through the point (c, f (c)) on the curve and has slope f '(c) where f ' is the derivative of f. A similar definition applies to space curves and curves in n-dimensional Euclidean space.|
* As it passes through the point where the tangent line and the curve meet, called the point of tangency, the tangent line is "going in the same direction" as the curve, and is thus the best straight-line approximation to the curve at that point.
* Similarly, the tangent plane to a surface at a given point is the plane that "just touches" the surface at that point. The concept of a tangent is one of the most fundamental notions in differential geomet