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tangent plane

noun
1.
tangent (def 4).
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  • The free option can be used to ignore the tangent plane projection.
  • Complex terrain is treated through the reflection in the local surface tangent plane.
  • Both gradient vectors will lie in the base plane of the sample hemisphere, which is the tangent plane of the sample.

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