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synonyms for tangential

  • extraneous
  • unrelated
  • digressive
  • divergent
  • diverging

antonyms for tangential

MOST RELEVANT
  • relevant
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The rumor about Alfa Bank that never amounted to anything was, at best, tangential.
5 CONSPIRACY THEORIES THAT REMAIN UNPROVEN, DESPITE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARDPHILIP BUMPSEPTEMBER 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
However, the decision does affirm the Supreme Court’s recognition of the importance of “vigorous enforcement of the antitrust laws in maintaining a competitive economy,” as Rifkin says, which could have some tangential impacts on other cases.
THE GROUND SHIFTS UNDER COLLEGE SPORTSSEAN CULLIGANJUNE 30, 2021OZY
The show is so tangential to their fame now, which exists largely on social media and in their entrepreneurial ventures, that it doesn’t have anything new to say.
‘KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS’ ENDS NOT WITH A BANG BUT A WHIMPERJORDAN JULIANJUNE 11, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Sprinkled throughout the film are some tangential insights in the commercial life of a truffle after it’s been plucked out of the ground.
‘THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS’ WILL PIQUE YOUR APPETITE AND PUSH YOU TO DIG A LITTLE DEEPERELISSA SUHMARCH 5, 2021EATER
Four tangential slots (C) are cut into the perimeter of the pulley (B), and in each is a hardened steel roller (D).
PRACTICAL MECHANICS FOR BOYSJ. S. ZERBE
He was positive there had been another section on top, shooting off at an angle, representing a problem in tangential stress.
THE 4-D DOODLERGRAPH WALDEYER
He ran off tangential to orbit at escape velocity on a pattern that would probably run in a straight path to infinity.
WHAT NEED OF MAN?HAROLD CALIN
But if it cannot get free, it is compelled to leave each new tangential direction, as soon as it has taken it.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, VOL. XXI., NO. 531, MARCH 6, 1886VARIOUS
In this escapement as delineated there is perfect tangential locking.
WATCH AND CLOCK ESCAPEMENTSANONYMOUS
Britten says twenty degrees, and also employs a non-tangential locking.
WATCH AND CLOCK ESCAPEMENTSANONYMOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO TANGENTIAL

  • aberrant
  • aberrative
  • circuitous
  • devious
  • excursional
  • excursionary
  • excursive
  • heteroclite
  • obliquitous
  • parenthetical
  • serpentine
  • straying
  • tangent
  • tangential
  • tortuous
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.