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  • adv. In a tangential manner or direction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the direction of a tangent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a tangential manner; in the direction of a tangent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in passing


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  • How is the title tangentially related to π Day?

    LEaRning can bE fUn!

  • There's lots more wrong with this story, but let's finish with one of the closing paragraphs: Rove's defense team also believes he could benefit tangentially from the Woodward disclosure because it shows other officials were discussing Plame in casual ways and that others have foggy recollections of the period as well, according to a Republican close to Rove.


  • Synchrotron radiation emitted tangentially from the orbit, is pulsed, polarized and occurs with high intensity over a wide spectrum of wavelengths.

    Accelerators and Nobel Laureates

  • For anyone who’d like to know more about how it works, a book that relates tangentially is Helene Stapinki’s memoir of a growing up in a Jersey City family, Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History (Random House, 2002).

    2009 August 02 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • People fear him, but none of those adventures, which could at least be defined as tangentially science fiction, appear to exist.

    Northwest of Earth

  • If you read the actual loan agreement (the first link I posted above), or Mark Schmitt's description of it and what it means (the second link I posted above), you'll see that he is doing much more than just involving the FEC "tangentially".

    All McCain, All the Time! - Swampland -

  • This is kind of tangentially involved with this lead since its discussing obama's response to clinton I's claim of "swiftboating."

    Obama Rejects Bill's Implication That Hillary Was Swiftboated

  • Love your stuff, so hate to be churlish, but shouldn't it be 'tangentially'?

    Milk it. Sell it. Or complain about it.

  • What I have in me today is more a pronouncement, followed by a completely unrelated rant that's kind of tangentially about the Today Show.

    rant by request: teevee

  • GE is working on electronic medical records as well, and Immelt said the stimulus program could "tangentially" benefit the GE-Intel program by stimulating investment in healthcare technology.



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