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tangency

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Noun tangency has 2 senses
  1. tangency - the state of being tangent; having contact at a single point or along a line without crossing
    --1 is a kind of
    contact
  2. contact, tangency - (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
    --2 is a kind of junction, conjunction
    --2 has particulars:
     distributor point, breaker point, point; electrical contact; p-n junction; short circuit, short; sound bow; terminal, pole; tread; wiper, wiper arm, contact arm
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