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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Diverging from an original purpose or course; Also: touching at a single point.

Usage examples (36)
  • . . . much of his work is chaotic and distorted by tangent obsessions
  • However, a tangent is also a powerful tool if used with skill.
  • An argument can be made, but I think that the tangent is a bit too subtle for this discussion.
  • End of tangent from the theme of the thread, I hope. for more
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