Noun

- plural form of
*tangent*

Noun

- plural form of
*tangent*

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- These semicircles and the circles A'A' are joined by
**tangents**and short arcs struck from the centre of the figure. - Another of Roberval's discoveries was a very general method of drawing
**tangents**, by considering a curve as described by a moving point whose motion is the resultant of several simpler motions. - Focus by two
**tangents**drawn from a point), and (having given the focus and a double ordinate) he uses the focus and directrix to obtain any number of points on a parabola - the first instance on record of the practical use of the directrix. - It gives tables of sines and cosines,
**tangents**, &c., for every to seconds, calculated to ten places. - Draw the
**tangents**at A and B, meeting at T; draw TV parallel to the axis of the parabola, meeting the arc in C and the chord in V; and M draw the tangent at C, meeting AT and BT in a and b.

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