HyperDic: tangency

English > 2 senses of the word tangency:
NOUNstatetangencythe state of being tangent
artifacttangency, contact(electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors / conductors) touch or are in physical contact
English > tangency: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being tangent; having contact at a single point or along a line without crossing.
BroadercontactThe state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity
Nounstangenta straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point
English > tangency: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaning(electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors / conductors) touch or are in physical contact.
CategoryelectronicsThe branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
Narrowerdistributor point, breaker point, pointA contact in the distributor
electrical contactcontact that allows current to pass from one conductor to another
p-n junctionThe junction between a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor
short circuit, shortAccidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
sound bowcontact (the part of a bell) against which the clapper strikes
terminal, poleA contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
treadThe part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
wiper, wiper arm, contact armcontact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet
Broaderjunction, conjunctionSomething that joins or connects
Spanishcontacto, tangencia
Catalancontacte, tangència

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