Definitions of tangency

n the state of being tangent; having contact at a single point or along a line without crossing

Type of:
the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity

n (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical 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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