Definitions for tangentialtænˈdʒɛn ʃəl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. digressive, tangential(adj)

    of superficial relevance if any

    "a digressive allusion to the day of the week"; "a tangential remark"

  2. tangential(adj)

    of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent

    "tangential forces"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. tangential(Adjective)

    Referring to a tangent, moving at a tangent to something.

  2. tangential(Adjective)

    Merely touching, positioned as a tangent.

  3. tangential(Adjective)

    Only indirectly related.

    That subject is tangential to our discussion, we can't let it distract us.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Tangential(adj)

    of or pertaining to a tangent; in the direction of a tangent

Translations for tangential

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • tečnovýCzech
  • nebensächlich, streifend, tangential, berührendGerman
  • parenteza, tanĝantaEsperanto
  • tangencialSpanish
  • epäolennainen, sivuava, liittyvä, tangentiaalinen, etäisestiFinnish
  • tangenzialeItalian
  • tangentialNorwegian
  • касающийся, тангенциальный, отклоняющийся, имеющий слабое отношение, касательныйRussian

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