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See definition of tangents on Dictionary.com
  • as inaside
  • as intack
  • as inblind alley
  • as inexcursus
  • as inirrelevancy
  • as inparenthesis
  • as ingrade

synonyms for tangents

  • departure
  • digression
  • interpolation
  • interposition
  • parenthesis
  • tangent
  • throwaway
  • discursion
  • tangent
  • aim
  • alteration
  • approach
  • bearing
  • bend
  • deflection
  • deviation
  • digression
  • direction
  • double
  • echelon
  • heading
  • line
  • method
  • path
  • plan
  • procedure
  • set
  • shift
  • siding
  • sweep
  • swerve
  • switch
  • tactic
  • turn
  • variation
  • way
  • yaw
  • zigzag
  • oblique course
  • point of sail
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How to use tangents in a sentence

No wonder you get chances to haul such nobs as Lilioukalani and Schley and Dewey, and cut out ninety miles an hour on tangents.
THE NERVE OF FOLEYFRANK H. SPEARMAN
The printed page was before my eyes, but my thoughts sped off in tangents to dwell upon the birds, the trees, the flowers.
FIBBLE, D. D.IRVIN SHREWSBURY COBB
Here is another case for a compromise, as, unquestionably the pallets ought to be planted on the tangents.
AN ANALYSIS OF THE LEVER ESCAPEMENTH. R. PLAYTNER
The bottom will be a horizontal tangent of that semicircle, and the sides tangents drawn at the required side slopes.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 14, SLICE 1VARIOUS
When they were done there was a single section of 40 miles, straight as the arrow flies, and many tangents of from 15 to 29 miles.
THE MODERN RAILROADEDWARD HUNGERFORD
The maximum grades on tangents are 116 feet per mile; on curves the grade is equated one-tenth to a degree.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 586, MARCH 26, 1887VARIOUS
Picture a circle surrounded by a bristling mass of tangents, or rather a polygon with its sides extended in all directions.
THE LIFE OF THE FLYJ. HENRI FABRE
In the '49 days, racing was one of the most popular forms of chance, and it often reverted in bizarre tangents.
DOWN THE MOTHER LODEVIVIA HEMPHILL
These tangents cut off the proper length of the string, and made it sound at the same time.
SHAKESPEARE AND MUSICEDWARD W. NAYLOR
It so easily runs off on tangents that the teacher is kept on his mettle holding to the subject in hand.
PRINCIPLES OF TEACHINGADAM S. BENNION
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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