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Found 2 items, similar to tangent plane.

**English → English** (WordNet)
Definition: tangent plane
tangent plane
n : the plane that contains all the lines tangent to a specific
point on a surface

**English → English** (gcide)
Definition: Tangent plane
Tangent *\Tan"gent\*, a. [L. tangens, -entis, p. pr.]
Touching; touching at a single point; specifically (Geom.)
meeting a curve or surface at a point and having at that
point the same direction as the curve or surface; -- said of
a straight line, curve, or surface; as, a line tangent to a
curve; a curve tangent to a surface; tangent surfaces.
[1913 Webster]
Tangent plane (Geom.), a plane which touches a surface in a
point or line.
Tangent scale (Gun.), a kind of breech sight for a cannon.
Tangent screw (Mach.), an endless screw; a worm.
[1913 Webster]

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