Tangentially



adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of a tangent; being or moving in the direction of a tangent.
2.
merely touching; slightly connected:
tangential information.
3.
divergent or digressive, as from a subject under consideration:
tangential remarks.
4.
tending to digress or to reply to questions obliquely.
adjective
1.
of, being, relating to, or in the direction of a tangent
2.
(astronomy) Also transverse. (of velocity) in a direction perpendicular to the line of sight of a celestial object Compare radial (sense 6)
3.
of superficial relevance only; digressive

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