Tangential force

Definition of Tangential force

(Mech.) a force which acts on a moving body in the direction of a tangent to the path of the body, its effect being to increase or diminish the velocity; - distinguished from a normal force, which acts at right angles to the tangent and changes the direction of the motion without changing the velocity.

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