Definitions for "Tangential"
of superficial relevance if any; "a digressive allusion to the day of the week"; "a tangential remark"
Keywords:  circumferential, see
See circumferential.
Of or pertaining to a tangent; in the direction of a tangent.
Tangent to a curve. In circular motion, used to mean tangent to the circle, perpendicular to the radial direction Cf. radial.
of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent; "tangential forces"
Coincident with a tangent at the circumference of a tree or log, or parallel to such a tangent. In practice, it often means roughly coincident with a growth ring
Keywords:  touching, associated
touching, slightly associated with