subtangent [sub tan′jənt]
Geom. the segment of the x-axis included between the ordinate of a given point on a curve and the tangent at that point

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  • Subtangent — Sub*tan gent, n. (Geom.) The part of the axis contained between the ordinate and tangent drawn to the same point in a curve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subtangent — In geometry, the subtangent is the projection of the tangent upon the axis of abscissas (i.e., the x axis). Tangent here specifically means a line segment which is tangential to a point P on a curve and which intersects the x axis at point Q .… …   Wikipedia

  • subtangent — /sub tan jeuhnt/, n. Geom. the part of the x axis cut off between the ordinate of a given point of a curve and the tangent at that point. [1705 15; SUB + TANGENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • subtangent — sub·tangent …   English syllables

  • subtangent — |səb+ noun Etymology: sub + tangent : the projection on the x axis of the portion of the tangent to a curve between the x axis and the point of tangency …   Useful english dictionary

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