subtangent

[suhb-tan-juh nt]

noun Geometry.

the part of the x-axis cut off between the ordinate of a given point of a curve and the tangent at that point.

Nearby words

  1. subsulfate,
  2. subsume,
  3. subsumption,
  4. subsurface,
  5. subsystem,
  6. subteen,
  7. subtemperate,
  8. subtenant,
  9. subtend,
  10. subtenure

Origin of subtangent

First recorded in 1705–15; sub- + tangent

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British Dictionary definitions for subtangent

subtangent

noun

geometry a segment of the x -axis lying between the x -coordinate of the point at which a tangent is drawn to a curve and the intercept of the tangent with the axis
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