TANGENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TANGENT
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tangent
 n.  ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
Classic Sentence:
1  Please stop flying off at tangents, Carrie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  One moment the professor is working hard on a problem in physics, the next he's gone off at a tangent and he's talking about bees.