It is also defined as a paper weight or a large expensive portable DVD player.
2. Damn it I still need to go buy a computer for college!
Hey, lets go throw my tangent out the window and collect the insurance money on it!
"I may have gone off on a tangent"
2.) In trignometry, the ratio of the length on the opposite side of an angle to the length of the adjacent side of an angle.
2.) tan60ºӨ = the square root of 3
tan45ºӨ = 1
tan30ºӨ = the square root of 3 divided by 3
Can also be used to reference a worthless piece of crap, or a dick move.
Student 2: "You should fake an accident to your computer and get the warranty money. Buy something better."
Kid 1: "My car broke down again."
Kid 2: "What a fucking Tangent."
Kid 1: "Dude, Tangent move..."
Kid 2: "My bad."