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tangential - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tangential

(adj) of superficial relevance if any
Synonyms : digressive
Example Sentence
  • a digressive allusion to the day of the week
  • a tangential remark

(adj) of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent
Example Sentence
  • tangential forces

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tangential

Word Tangent(ial) taken from maths. A tangent is a line that touches a circle with a 90`degree angle. So the meaning comes from there only slightly connected, not central, preipheral.
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by abhims2

Tangential - Take it as Tangent which is Divergent, meaning, scattered or dispersed.
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by pushpa_edit

: a TANGENT touches a circle at exactly 1 pt, so meaning is SLIGHTLY CONNECTED, after touching circle it moves AWAY FROM NORMAL(PERPENDICULER i.e., radius), so AWAY FORM NORMAL OR CORRECT PATH
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by nikhilparasher

tangent also deviates from centre point of circle
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by Thisisnotme

recluse sounds like reckless. because of reckless character withdrawn from society
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by kinabh

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