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subtangent

[suhb-tan-juh nt] /sʌbˈtæn dʒənt/
noun, Geometry
1.
the part of the x-axis cut off between the ordinate of a given point of a curve and the tangent at that point.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; sub- + tangent
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subtangent

/sʌbˈtændʒənt/
noun
1.
(geometry) a segment of the x-axis lying between the x-coordinate of the point at which a tangent is drawn to a curve and the intercept of the tangent with the axis
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