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A tangent, in geometry, is a straight line through a point on a curve that has the same direction at that point as the curve.
Tangent may also refer to:
- Analogous concepts for surfaces and higher-dimensional smooth manifolds, such as the tangent space
- The tangent function, one of the six basic trigonometric functions
- Tangent (clavichord), a part of the action of the clavichord that both initiates and sustains a tone, and helps determine pitch
- Tangent (tangent piano), a part of the action of the tangent piano that only initiates the sound by striking the string(s) and rebounding immediately in the manner of a piano
- The Tangent, an international progressive rock supergroup
- Tangents: The Tea Party Collection, a compilation album from The Tea Party released in 2000.
- Tangents: 1973–1983, a compilation box set from Tangerine Dream released in 1994.
- Tangent Comics, a short-lived imprint of DC Comics
- "The Tangent Universe", the alternate universe in time travel in the cult film Donnie Darko
- Tangent (Stargate SG-1), an episode of the television series Stargate SG-1
- Tangents (film) or Time Chasers, a 1994 science fiction film
- Tangents (collection), a collection of science fiction stories by Greg Bear
- Tangent, Alberta, a hamlet in Alberta, Canada
- Tangent, Oregon, a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States
- The Tangent Line, part of the Mason-Dixon Line between Delaware and Maryland, United States
- Tangent (club), an international social networking group for women over 45, part of the Round Table family
- Track transition curve, a straight section of road or track in highway and railroad design
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