externally tangent circles

externally tangent circles

[ek¦stərn·əl·ē ¦tan·jənt ′sər·kəlz]
(mathematics)
Two circles, neither of which is inside the other, that have a single point in common.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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