### What does **tangentially** mean?

# Definitions for tangentially

tan·gen·tial·ly

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### Princeton's WordNet

tangentiallyadverb

in passing

"touched on it tangentially"

### Wiktionary

tangentiallyadverb

In a tangential manner or direction

### Wikipedia

tangentially

In geometry, the tangent line (or simply tangent) to a plane curve at a given point is the straight line that "just touches" the curve at that point. Leibniz defined it as the line through a pair of infinitely close points on the curve. More precisely, a straight line is said to be a tangent of a curve y = f(x) at a point x = c if the line passes through the point (c, f(c)) on the curve and has slope f'(c), where f' is the derivative of f. A similar definition applies to space curves and curves in n-dimensional Euclidean space. As it passes through the point where the tangent line and the curve meet, called the point of tangency, the tangent line is "going in the same direction" as the curve, and is thus the best straight-line approximation to the curve at that point. The tangent line to a point on a differentiable curve can also be thought of as a tangent line approximation, the graph of the affine function that best approximates the original function at the given point.Similarly, the tangent plane to a surface at a given point is the plane that "just touches" the surface at that point. The concept of a tangent is one of the most fundamental notions in differential geometry and has been extensively generalized; see Tangent space. The word "tangent" comes from the Latin tangere, "to touch".

### ChatGPT

tangentially

Tangentially refers to something superficially relevant or slightly connected to a topic or situation. It can also mean touching a subject at a single point or in a indirect manner without deeply engaging or fully exploring it. In a geometric context, it can mean in contact with a curve or surface at a single point.

### Webster Dictionary

Tangentiallyadverb

in the direction of a tangent

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of tangentially in Chaldean Numerology is:

**9**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of tangentially in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**5**

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