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[tan-juh n-see] /ˈtæn dʒən si/
the state of being tangent.
Origin of tangency
1810-20; tang(ent) + -ency Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • No driveway shall be located across any curbed section of frontage lying between said point of intersection and point of tangency.
  • Compound horizontal curves consist of two curves joined at a point of tangency and located on the same side of a common tangent.
  • Describe curves by designating the points of curvature and tangency by station.
  • Driveway widths are measured from the face of the curb to the face of the curb at the point of tangency.

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