tangency

noun
tan·​gen·​cy | \ ˈtan-jən(t)-sē How to pronounce tangency (audio) \
plural tangencies

Definition of tangency

: the quality or state of being tangent

First Known Use of tangency

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Tangency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tangency. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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