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Spanish translation of “tangent”

tangent

noun /ˈtӕndʒənt/
( mathematics) a line that touches a curve but does not cut it.
tangente
go off at a tangent to go off suddenly in another direction or on a different line of thought, action etc
salir por la tangente, irse por los cerros de Úbeda
It is difficult to have a sensible conversation with her, as she keeps going off at a tangent.
(Definition of tangent from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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