Tangential meaning

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Going off at a tangent; diverging or digressing.
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The definition of tangential is something only partially related to a main point, or something that verges slightly off-course.

An example of tangential is when you are talking about global warming and you veer off into a discussion of other environmental subjects that aren't directly related to global warming.

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Merely touching or slightly connected.
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Only superficially relevant; divergent.

A tangential remark.

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Merely touching a subject, not dealing with it at length.
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Merely touching, positioned as a tangent.
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Of, relating to, or moving along or in the direction of a tangent.
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Of, like, or in the direction of a tangent.
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Drawn as a tangent.
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Referring to a tangent, moving at a tangent to something.
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Only indirectly related.

That subject is tangential to our discussion, and we cannot let it distract us.

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