Definition of tangency in US English:

tangency

noun

  • See tangent

    • ‘For complementary resources, this combination is also the point of tangency between an isocline and the constraint curve.’
    • ‘Two tangents of a parabola are divided into segments of like proportion by a third and this third is divided in the same proportion by its point of tangency.’
    • ‘Depending on the geometry type, you can preserve projection, plane, position, tangency, curvature, and any valid combination of these characteristics.’
    • ‘Specifically, I need to draw three tangent circles inside a larger circle, given 3 points of tangency.’
    • ‘If in addition the Mobius transformations are required to respect the points of tangency, the limit set becomes a simple closed curve.’

Pronunciation

tangency

/ˈtændʒ(ə)nsi//ˈtanj(ə)nsē/