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tan·gen·tial

 (tăn-jĕn′shəl) also tan·gen·tal (-jĕn′tl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or moving along or in the direction of a tangent.
2. Merely touching or slightly connected.
3. Only superficially relevant; divergent: a tangential remark.

tan·gen′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
tan·gen′tial·ly adv.

tangential

(tænˈdʒɛnʃəl)
adj
1. (Mathematics) of, being, relating to, or in the direction of a tangent
2. (Astronomy) astronomy Also: transverse (of velocity) in a direction perpendicular to the line of sight of a celestial object. Compare radial6
3. of superficial relevance only; digressive
tanˌgentiˈality n
tanˈgentially, tanˈgentally adv

tan•gen•tial

(tænˈdʒɛn ʃəl)

adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of a tangent; being or moving in the direction of a tangent.
2. incidental; peripheral.
3. divergent or digressive: tangential remarks.
[1620–30]
tan•gen`ti•al′i•ty (-ʃiˈæl ɪ ti) n.
tan•gen′tial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tangential - of superficial relevance if any; "a digressive allusion to the day of the week"; "a tangential remark"
irrelevant - having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "an irrelevant comment"; "irrelevant allegations"
2.tangential - of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent; "tangential forces"

tangential

adjective
Marked by or given to digression:
Translations

tangential

[tænˈdʒenʃəl] ADJtangencial

tangential

adj (Math) → tangential; this is merely tangential to the problemdies berührt das Problem nur am Rande

tangential

[ˌtænˈdʒɛnʃəl] adj (frm) → marginale

tangential

adj (psych) tangencial
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