\tˈand͡ʒənt], \tˈandʒənt], \t_ˈa_n_dʒ_ə_n_t]\
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n. [Latin] A right line which touches a curve, but which, when produced, does not cut it, as a c;-in trigonometry, the tangent of an arc is a straight line drawn from one extremity of the arc, and meeting the diameter passing through the other extremity. Thus, let c b be an arc, d b the diameter, then a c is the tangent of the arc c b and of the angle c d b, of which the arc is the measure.