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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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It is well known that the dimensional stabilities of wood in the tangential and radial sections are different: normally, tangential shrinkage is about twice as great as radial (Simpson and TenWolde 1999).
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Their results showed that tangential stress, tangential strain, and displacements are higher at the inner surface and internal radial pressure strongly affects the radial stresses and radial strain.
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Our previously published papers [7-9] had found that the Q-value calculated by [r.sub.s] is significantly different from that by tangential radius of curvature ([r.sub.t]) for normal emmetropic eyes and demonstrated that Q-value calculation by [r.sub.t] can provide more accurate Q-values than that by [r.sub.s].
We obtain under the law of pairing shear stresses, that tangential stresses in the cross section are shear stresses, which arise in the longitudinal sections.
The responses investigated were the tangential force and radial forces are shown in Table.3.
It is also provided with a user friendly touch screen, an adaptable exit; a simple folder that can be used also as a tangential rolling up device, the machine allows a perfect tangential rolling.
Neuronal migration has been classified into radial migration and tangential migration.