Word: Tangent
Dictionary definition

A straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point.

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Definition Complexity: 41097

Anonymous player wrote:
A line that touches a curve and moves in the direction it would if the curve was instead straight.

Definition Complexity: 28897
Improvement over original definition: 12200

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ADD REPLYlink written 2.3 years ago by regina.seavey6.1k
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regina.seavey6.1k wrote:
digressing suddenly from one course of action or thought and turning to another

Definition Complexity: 13926
Improvement over original definition: 27171

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.3 years ago by regina.seavey6.1k
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Emma.Jones925k wrote:
A line that touches the edge of a curve at one point

Definition Complexity: 11717
Improvement over original definition: 29380

ADD COMMENTlink written 22 months ago by Emma.Jones925k

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