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tangent line

tangent (def 4). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The required offset distances from face of rail to rail tangent line are indicated on the standard plan.
  • The tangent line should not extend beyond the right-of-way line.
  • Relate the slope of a tangent line at a specific point on a curve to the instantaneous rate of change.
  • The tangent line color will vary depending on the alignment.
  • Tangent grade superimposed on tangent line, and vertical curves on horizontal curves.
  • The center line can be a simple tangent line or a complex line incorporating tangents, simple curves and spiraled curves.
  • Construct a tangent line from a point outside a given circle to the circle.
  • Then at each point on the projection, a tangent line would be determined.

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