angle of geodesic contingence

angle of geodesic contingence

[′aŋ·gəl əv ‚jē·ə¦des·ik kən′tin·jəns]
(mathematics)
For two points on a curve on a surface, the angle of intersection of the geodesics tangent to the curve at those points.
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