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tangentiality

 [tan-jen″she-al´ĭ-te]
a pattern of speech characterized by oblique, digressive, or irrelevant replies to questions; the responses never approach the point of the questions. It differs from circumstantiality, in which the responder eventually reaches the point.

tan·gen·ti·al·i·ty

(tan-jen'shē-al'i-tē),
A disturbance in the associative thought process in which one tends to digress readily from one topic under discussion to other topics that arise in the course of associations; observed in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and certain types of organic brain disorders. Compare: circumstantiality.
[off on a tangent, fr. L. tango, to touch]

tangentiality

/tan·gen·ti·al·i·ty/ (tan-jen″she-al´ĭ-te) a pattern of speech characterized by oblique, digressive, or irrelevant replies to questions; the responses never approach the point of the questions.

tangentiality

[tanjen′chē·al′itē]
Etymology: L, tangere, to touch
expressions or responses characterized by a tendency to digress from an original topic of conversation, in which a common word connects two unrelated thoughts. For example, the boy caught a ball; balls of fire exploded from the house. Tangentiality can destroy or seriously hamper the ability of people to communicate effectively. It is frequently seen in schizophrenia.

tan·gen·ti·al·i·ty

(tan-jen'shē-al'i-tē)
A disturbance in the associative thought process in which one tends to digress readily from one topic under discussion to other topics that arise in the course of associations; observed in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and certain types of organic brain disorders.
Compare: circumstantiality
[off on a tangent, fr. L. tango, to touch]
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Four out of the five tangential blowers are mounted behind the wheel drive units (WDU), and one behind the centre belt.
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For each screw length, we obtained A-P view [Figure 5], lateral condyle tangential view [Figure 6], and medial condyle tangential view [Figure 7] using fluoroscopy (Siemens, Germany) and determined whether the tip or the head of the screw penetrated the cortex.
The difference between the shrinkage and swelling rates of radial and tangential directions was high in Paulownia wood.
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Stress distribution the pipe elbow of tangential direction after 45000 h exploitations are shown in Table 5.
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In the case of orifice with a shape other then circular, area of inlet port is calculated instead of diameter of tangential port.
Special cases: (i) If B = A and T = S in (8), we say that the mapping A is tangential w.