Definition of tangentially adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tangentially

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//tænˈdʒenʃli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tænˈdʒenʃli//
 
(formal)
 
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in a way that has only a slight or indirect connection with something These two things are only tangentially related to each other.