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adjective as in touching

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The option to create new threads from a text channel is one of the newer features added to Discord in recent months, and it can be really helpful when conversations keep going off on tangents.

The third-party cookie still stands at a crucial intersection between digital marketing, SEO, paid media, web design, and several business tangents.

Between where there were two possible directions and zero possible directions, there was one — where the line was tangent to the circle.

At no time were you allowed to venture into the wall, though you were permitted to be tangent to the wall or on a grid point along a wall.

To remove as much area as possible, each of those cuts would have been tangent to the circle while making a 45 degree angle with the sides of the square.

Then, the next morning, he did that radio show and went on his notorious tangent about Chuck Lorre.

Not every tangent Jacobson follows is particularly illuminating, as he is the first to admit.

At last the climbing trail dipped into a level tangent just below the top of the mountain.

Mr. Benjamin had been in the neighborhood, but, hearing that the enemy were in Madison, had gone off at a tangent.

The mere thought of the hospital sent her mind flying off at a tangent.

The last wipe should be a quick stroke coming off of joint on a tangent.

Two guns were for a time in the hands of the Boers, who, I believe, removed the tangent sights.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tangent, such as: contiguous, and tangential.

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