WordNet Search - 3.1

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- S: (n)
**tangent**(a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point) *direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term*- S: (n) straight line (a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature)
*"the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"* - S: (n) line (a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point)
- S: (n) shape, form (the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance)
*"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"* *direct hyponym*/**full hyponym**- S: (n) solid (a three-dimensional shape)
- S: (n) plane, sheet ((mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape)
*"we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane"; "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane"* - S: (n) natural shape (a shape created by natural forces; not man-made)
- S: (n) flare, flair (a shape that spreads outward)
*"the skirt had a wide flare"* - S: (n) figure (a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape)
- S: (n) line (a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point)
- S: (n) angular shape, angularity (a shape having one or more sharp angles)
- S: (n) round shape (a shape that is curved and without sharp angles)
- S: (n) distorted shape, distortion (a shape resulting from distortion)
- S: (n) amorphous shape (an ill-defined or arbitrary shape)
- S: (n) connection, connexion, link (a connecting shape)
- S: (n) circle (something approximating the shape of a circle)
*"the chairs were arranged in a circle"* - S: (n) square (something approximating the shape of a square)
- S: (n) triangle (something approximating the shape of a triangle)
*"the coastline of Chile and Argentina and Brazil forms two legs of a triangle"* - S: (n) column, tower, pillar (anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower)
*"the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"* - S: (n) plume (anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness)
*"a plume of smoke"; "grass with large plumes"* *direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term*- S: (n) attribute (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity)
- S: (n) abstraction, abstract entity (a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples)
*derivationally related form*- S: (n)
**tangent**, tan (ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle)