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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
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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

tangent also deviates from centre point of circle

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 because of reckless character withdrawn from society

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