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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.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

tangental

(tænˈdʒɛntəl)

adj

of, relating to, or resembling a tangent

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