Definitions For Tangent


  • Ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
  • A straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point
  • A line that touches a sphere or circle at only one point

Is Tangent a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Tangent is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Tangent in a Sentence

  • In the middle of her description of her dog's symptoms, she went off on a tangent about its cute behavior

Synonyms for Tangent

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