- tangent galvanometer,
- tangent line,
- tangent plane,
- tangential motion,
Origin of tangential
Examples from the Web for tangential
A tangential answer to your question would be, what am I proudest of?
Tangential characters are combined into composites or eliminated entirely; the same holds for certain events.‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Review: Majesty, Mystery, and Terror Reign Supreme|Jace Lacob|March 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Once again the idea came from a tangential story she came across researching Unbroken.Laura Hillenbrand's Acclaimed Bestsellers Haven't Changed Her|Sandra McElwaine|December 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Tangential tubes of the network cylindrical, straight, smooth, of equal breadth.
Tangential tubes cylindrical, more or less curved, gradually tapering towards the two pointed ends.
As I remember, I defined the word "tangential" as being—striking an object obliquely, not squarely or head on.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
There are three important directions which must be distinguished, producing transverse, longitudinal, and tangential sections.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
The folds of Central America are tangential to the two arcs thus formed.
1620s, see tangent; figurative sense of "divergent, erratic" is from 1787. Related: Tangentially.