the state of being tangent.
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How to use tangency in a sentence
If there was only one such point of tangency, then you weren’t on the trail.
It is thus, for example, that vitality maintains a relation of momentary tangency to the physico-chemical structure.A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson | Edouard le Roy
To begin with, he could not decide whether, on their wedding day, there ever had been any real spiritual tangency between them.The Brentons | Anna Chapin Ray
The points of tangency, in Figure 54, become a decorative feature of the design.Industrial Arts Design | William H. Varnum
It is not certain, for instance, whether Euclid meant that the circles could not cut at some other point than that of tangency.The Teaching of Geometry | David Eugene Smith
An angle formed by a tangent and a chord drawn from the point of tangency is measured by half the intercepted arc.The Teaching of Geometry | David Eugene Smith