# tangent

## Definitions

### General English

### General Science

- noun a trigonometric function equal to the
__length__ of the side __opposite__ the angle of a right-angled triangle divided by the length of the adjacent side

### Aviation

- noun a straight line, curve or surface which meets another curve or curved surface at a
__point__, but which, if extended, does not cut through at that point

### Construction

- A straight line or curve that touches another curve at a single
__point__ without crossing the curve.

### Electronics

- For a right
__triangle__, the __ratio__ of the length of the side opposite to an acute angle, to the length of the side adjacent to said acute angle. It is the same as the ratio of the __sine__ to the __cosine__. Its abbreviation is tan. - A line, curve, or
__plane__ which touches another curve or surface at a single __point__, but does not intersect it.

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