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Definition 1: (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where tangency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they forget to solder the contacts

Synonyms for tangency in the sense of this definition

(tangency is a kind of ...) something that joins or connects

(... is a kind of tangency ) a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs

(... is a kind of tangency ) contact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet

(... is a kind of tangency ) the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground

(... is a kind of tangency ) a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves

(... is a kind of tangency ) contact (the part of a bell) against which the clapper strikes

(... is a kind of tangency ) accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

(... is a kind of tangency ) the junction between a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor

"a p-n junction has marked rectifying characteristics"

(... is a kind of tangency ) contact that allows current to pass from one conductor to another

(tangency belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices

Definition 2: the state of being tangent; having contact at a single point or along a line without crossing - [noun denoting state]

(tangency is a kind of ...) the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity

"litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"

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