Definitions of tangency
  1. noun
    the state of being tangent; having contact at a single point or along a line without crossing
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    the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity
  2. noun
    (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact
    synonyms: contact
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    breaker point, distributor point, point
    a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs
    electrical contact
    contact that allows current to pass from one conductor to another
    p-n junction
    the junction between a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor
    short, short circuit
    accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    sound bow
    contact (the part of a bell) against which the clapper strikes
    pole, terminal
    a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
    the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
    contact arm, wiper, wiper arm
    contact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet
    the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
    negative pole
    the terminal of a battery that is connected to the negative plate
    positive pole
    the terminal of a battery that is connected to the positive plate
    type of:
    conjunction, junction
    something that joins or connects
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