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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.

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

: 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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tangent also deviates from centre point of circle

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 because of reckless character withdrawn from society

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