- the speaker went off on a tangent
Examples of tangent in a Sentence
in the middle of her description of her dog's symptoms, she went off on a tangent about its cute behavior
Recent Examples of tangent from the Web
Atlanta’ Breaks TV’s Rules ‘Atlanta,’ the FX series created by Donald Glover and directed by Hiro Murai, veers into tangents and subplots in ways nobody expected from a half-hour comedy.
The comment sounded to many listeners like yet another oddball Trumpian tangent.
Eberflus said, before diving into a tangent on a few former players who made a similar position switch.
More of the tangents and tentacles that a meaningful playoff series with the Rockets would have.
During Arizona’s 94-82 win over Utah on Thursday, Walton even out-did himself, moving away from absurd tangents to impersonating multiple animals.
Those tangents often intersect with its matter-of-fact perspective on blackness, especially as race relates to ambition, struggle and success.
One of her bizarre tangents entails a brief phone conversation with the notorious terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, aka Carlos the Jackal, from his prison cell in France.
The pop-culture send-ups went off on some loopy tangents.
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- straight line tangent to a curve
- tangent curves
- tangent surfaces
- tangent remarks
TANGENT Defined for English Language Learners
geometry : a line that touches a sphere or circle at only one point
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