# Tangent

#### English Meaning

A tangent line curve, or surface; specifically, that portion of the straight line tangent to a curve that is between the point of tangency and a given line, the given line being, for example, the axis of abscissas, or a radius of a circle produced. See *Trigonometrical function*, under __Function__.

*Making contact at a single point or along a line; touching but not intersecting.**Irrelevant.**A line, curve, or surface meeting another line, curve, or surface at a common point and sharing a common tangent line or tangent plane at that point.**Mathematics The trigonometric function of an acute angle in a right triangle that is the ratio of the length of the side opposite the angle to the length of the side adjacent to the angle.**A sudden digression or change of course: went off on a tangent during the courtroom argument.**Music An upright pin in a keyboard instrument, especially in a clavichord, that rises to sound a string when a key is depressed and stops the string at a preset length to set the pitch.*

#### Malayalam Meaning

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സ്പർശഗുണരേഖ - Sparshagunarekha ;സ്പർശരേഖ - Sparsharekha ;കിലുക്കം - Kilukkam ;സ്പര്ശഗുണരേഖ - Sparshagunarekha ;വൃത്തപരിധിയെയോ ഖണ്ഡത്തെയോ മുറിക്കാതെ സ്പര്ശിച്ചു കടന്നുപോകുന്ന ഋജുരേഖ - Vruththaparidhiyeyo Khandaththeyo Murikkaathe Sparshichu Kadannupokunna Rujurekha | Vruthaparidhiyeyo Khandatheyo Murikkathe Sparshichu Kadannupokunna Rujurekha ;സംപാതം - Sampaatham | Sampatham ;