What does tangential mean?

Definitions for tangentialtænˈdʒɛn ʃəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tangential.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  1. Tangential(adj)

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tangential in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tangential in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alfred Jarry:

    God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Images & Illustrations of tangential

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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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