Tangential

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Tangential Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • of superficial relevance if any; "a digressive allusion to the day of the week"; "a tangential remark"
  • of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent; "tangential forces"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Tangential'


  • Tangential polygon: In Euclidean geometry, a tangential polygon, also known as a circumscribed polygon, is a convex polygon that contains an inscribed circle (also called
  • Tangential angle: In geometry, the tangential angle of a curve in the Cartesian plane, at a specific point, is the angle between the tangent line to the curve at the given
  • Tangential and normal components: uniquely as a sum of two vectors, one tangent to the curve, called the tangential component of the vector, and another one perpendicular to the curve, called
  • Tangential quadrilateral: In Euclidean geometry, a tangential quadrilateral (sometimes just tangent quadrilateral) or circumscribed quadrilateral is a convex quadrilateral whose
  • Tangential trapezoid: In Euclidean geometry, a tangential trapezoid, also called a circumscribed trapezoid, is a trapezoid whose four sides are all tangent to a circle within

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  • Grizzlies sign Kalin Lucas
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  • Museum provides home for Denison Ex-Students
    As if a brand new high school in Denison weren’t its own reward, Saturday saw a tangential benefit of the new construction back on Mirick Street. Across the road from the Scott Middle School — formerly, DHS — the Denison Ex-Students Museum held its grand opening Saturday. Read more on this news related to 'Tangential'
  • Ohioans checked for Ebola removed from monitoring
    COLUMBUS -- All of the Ohioans being checked for Ebola infections after having direct or tangential contact with a Texas nurse last month have been removed from state monitoring. Read more on this news related to 'Tangential'

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