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tangential

1. of, being, relating to, or in the direction of a tangent
2. Astronomy (of velocity) in a direction perpendicular to the line of sight of a celestial object
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So whenever I still hear Glen Campbell's song about Phoenix, I cannot help but slip away tangentially by some process of association to the Indo-China war.
Conventionally, neurons have been thought to migrate in specific directions either radially or tangentially. However, accumulating evidence suggests that certain types of neurons exhibit migration in all directions, usually on the tangential plane.
In Gilead, the elderly Reverend John Ames writes a moving letter to his young son, which only tangentially mentions his much younger wife, Lila.
However tangentially they may be connected to her, they take us chronologically through the life of the owner of the most incredible palate.
The nine contributions that make up the main body of the text are devoted to the consequences of panpsychism, the aesthetics of philosophical carpentry, the temporality of networks, object-oriented ontology, vital materialism, and a wide variety of other tangentially associated subjects.
Each of the story lines in some way is related to horse-racing, directly or tangentially.
(2012), a jury in the Eastern District of Texas (notoriously easy ground for patent trolls) ordered Apple to pay $368 million for infringement of a technology used in Apple's FaceTime function, despite strong evidence that the technology at issue was only tangentially related to the device's core functions.
According to The Verge, Brin said that it was probably a mistake for him to work on anything that is tangentially related to social to begin with.
Our tangentially graph-like and tangent-cone graph-like conditions (Definitions 5 and 7 in Section 2) restrict our attention to shapes with boundaries that can locally (i.e., within radius r) be viewed as graphs of functions in a Cartesian plane in one particular orientation (in the case of tangentially graph-like) or a particular set of orientations (for tangent-cone graph-like).
In its second-generation machines (from 1993) the extruder was located tangentially to the cutter/compactor.
It omits essays that were only tangentially related to the questions and adds those that more directly answer them.
Given the time frame in the title, this book touches only tangentially on Krag sniper rifles and not at all on M1 sniper versions, so it's mostly about Springfield sniper rifles.