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Definition 1: of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where tangential or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tangential forces

Definition 2: of superficial relevance if any - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tangential or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a digressive allusion to the day of the week
  • a tangential remark

Synonyms for tangential in the sense of this definition

(tangential is similar to ...) having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue

"an irrelevant comment" "irrelevant allegations"

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