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Noun
A topic nearly unrelated to the main topic
“As usual, with many of us loquacious academics, I will likely go off on a tangent during the discussion.”
Noun
A boat's course relative to the direction of the wind
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Noun
A gradient or slope
Adjective
(of a line or plane) Touching, but not intersecting, a curve or curved surface
“Water contact angle refers to the angle between the tangent plane of the liquid surface and the tangent plane of the solid surface at any point along the line of contact.”
Adjective
(of a topic) Only loosely related to a main topic
“Resist the urge to take the conversation on a tangent topic that is more related to your own life or experiences.”
Adjective
Divergent
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