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Word: tangential

Definition: only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent


Sentences Containing 'tangential'

His association, however tangential, with the burgeoning East Village art scene of the early 80s even earned him attention in Europe, for example the "East Meets West" show of 'East' Village artists at the Zellermayer Galerie in Berlin, in what was still 'West' Germany.
It is full of tangential insights into the human condition and poetic thought experiments...
Its upper chords are segmental arches of nine tangential iron castings with their bearing surfaces joined at each panel point.
Since the Painlevé paradoxes are based on a mechanical model of Coulomb friction (multivalued at zero tangential velocity) that is perhaps a simplified model of contact but which nevertheless encapsulates the main dynamical effects of friction (like sticking and slipping zones), it should logically possess some mechanical meaning and should not be just a mathematical fuss.
These follow a line to the northwest, tangential to the rim of Ptolemaeus.
Typically the crankshaft is machined with under-cut fillets as opposed to tangential radiused for ease of manufacture, although all types can be deep-rolled.
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