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tangentially

[ tan-jen-shuh-lee ]
/ tænˈdʒɛn ʃə li /
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adverb
in a way that barely touches or involves someone or something:The subject’s tempestuous first marriage is only tangentially dealt with in the biography.
in a way that is only slightly related or relevant:The novel dedicates a huge amount of space to characters and events that are, at most, tangentially connected to the main plot.
in a divergent or digressive way:Whether or not this is easier, as I have tangentially mentioned, is in fact a difficult question.
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Sometimes tan·gen·tal·ly .

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OTHER WORDS FROM tangentially

non·tan·gen·tial·ly, adverbun·tan·gen·tial·ly, adverb
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