from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mental condition in which one tends to digress from the topic under discussion, especially by word association.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being tangential; the characteristic quality of a tangent.


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  • Medtronic's situation illustrates the difficulties of a broad application of tangentiality.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • This case is a classic example of the tangentiality principle running counter to principles of public notice.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • He stumbled for a moment, having become aware that he was on the verge of dissolving into stoner tangentiality—becoming more and more right but less and less understandable.

    The Deed

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