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 for tangency
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tangency \Tan"gen*cy\, n.
     The quality or state of being tangent; a contact or touching.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tangency
      n 1: the state of being tangent; having contact at a single
           point or along a line without crossing
      2: (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical
         conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to
         solder the contacts" [syn: contact, tangency]

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