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tangent

noun

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a departure from the subject under consideration
  • in the middle of her description of her dog's symptoms, she went off on a tangent about its cute behavior

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tangent

adjective

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The first known use of tangent was in 1594

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“Tangent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tangent. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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