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Tangent synonyms

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Eliciting or capable of eliciting sympathy or tenderness.
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  1. Eliciting or capable of eliciting sympathy or tenderness.
  2. Provoking sadness and pity.
  3. That touches the feelings; arousing tender emotion; affecting
Only superficially relevant; divergent:
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  1. Only superficially relevant; divergent:
  2. Merely touching or slightly connected.
  3. Merely touching, positioned as a tangent.
Words spoken by an actor in such a way that they are heard by the audience but supposedly not by the other actors
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  1. Words spoken by an actor in such a way that they are heard by the audience but supposedly not by the other actors
  2. An incidental remark made quietly so as to be heard by the person to whom it is said and not by any others in the vicinity.
  3. A piece of dialogue intended for the audience and supposedly not heard by the other actors on stage.
(--- Statistics) The amount by which a number differs from an average or other comparable value
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  1. (--- Statistics) The amount by which a number differs from an average or other comparable value
  2. (Statistics) The difference, especially the absolute difference, between one number in a set of data and the mean of that set of data.
  3. The act of deviating or turning aside.
The act of digressing.
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  1. The act of digressing.
  2. An act or instance of digressing; a wandering from the main subject in talking or writing
  3. A departure from the subject, course, or idea at hand; an exploration of a different or unrelated concern.
(Physiology) A turning of both eyes outward from a common point or of one eye when the other is fixed.
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  1. (Physiology) A turning of both eyes outward from a common point or of one eye when the other is fixed.
  2. (Mathematics) The property or manner of diverging; failure to approach a limit.
  3. A departure from a norm; a deviation.
(Uncountable) The state of being divergent
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being divergent
  2. (Countable) divergence
  3. A divergence or deviation.
(Physics) A single movement outward from the mean position in an oscillating or alternating motion
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  1. (Physics) A single movement outward from the mean position in an oscillating or alternating motion
  2. A group taking a short pleasure trip together.
  3. (Physics) A movement from and back to a mean position or axis in an oscillating or alternating motion.
A digression.
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  1. A digression.
  2. A lengthy, appended exposition of a topic or point.
  3. A detailed discussion of some point in a work, added as an appendix
Irrelevance.
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  1. Irrelevance.
  2. (Uncountable) The quality of being irrelevant or inapplicable; lack of pertinence or connection.
  3. (Countable) A thing that is irrelevant"”having no bearing on the subject of discussion.
An interruption of continuity; an interval:
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  1. An interruption of continuity; an interval:
  2. An episode or incident, often an irrelevant one; interlude
  3. An additional word, clause, etc. placed as an explanation or comment within an already complete sentence: in writing or printing it is usually marked off by curved lines, dashes, or commas
Find another word for tangent. In this page you can discover 15 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for tangent, like: touching, in contact, tangential, contiguous, aside, deviation, digression, divagation, divergence, divergency and excursion.