Translation of "tangent" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈtæn.dʒənt/ us specialized

a straight line that touches but does not cut into a curve


(Translation of “tangent” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈtӕndʒənt/

( mathematics) a line that touches a curve but does not cut it.

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.

(Translation of “tangent” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)