Definitions for tangentially

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tan•gen•tialtænˈdʒɛn ʃəl(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or of the nature of a tangent; being or moving in the direction of a tangent.

  2. incidental; peripheral.

  3. divergent or digressive:

    tangential remarks.

Origin of tangential:

1620–30

tan•gen′tial•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tangentially(adverb)

    in passing

    "touched on it tangentially"

Wiktionary

  1. tangentially(Adverb)

    In a tangential manner or direction

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tangentially(adverb)

    in the direction of a tangent

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