tan·​gen·​cy ˈtan-jən(t)-sē How to pronounce tangency (audio)
plural tangencies
: the quality or state of being tangent

Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tangency was in 1819

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Cite this Entry

“Tangency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tangency. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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