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tangent

noun /ˈtӕndʒənt/
( mathematics) a line that touches a curve but does not cut it.
tangente
go off at a tangent to go off suddenly in another direction or on a different line of thought, action etc
salir por la tangente, irse por los cerros de Úbeda
It is difficult to have a sensible conversation with her, as she keeps going off at a tangent.
Translations of “tangent”
in French tangente…
in German die Tangente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圓, 切線…
in Russian касательная…
in Turkish teğet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圆, 切线…
in Polish styczna…
(Definition of tangent from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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