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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a diverging point adj. - Of superficial relevance if any.

Usage examples (39)
  • He always has one or two tangential remarks to make.
  • tangential forces
  • FRUEHLING -- Did you ever consider the problem of what I call tangential advertising?
  • They are here to bog us all down in tangential discussions that are (mostly) irrelevant to the topic at hand. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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