tangentiality

A disturbance in the associative thought process in which one tends to digress readily from one topic under discussion to other topics which arise in the course of associations; observed in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and certain types of organic brain disorders. ... Compare: circumstantiality. ... Origin: off on a tangent, fr. L. Tango, to ...
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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.
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tangentiality

Type: Term Pronunciation: tan-jen′shē-al′i-tē Definitions: 1. 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 disorde...
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Tangentiality

Replying to a question in an oblique or irrelevant way. Compare with circumstantiality.
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Tangentiality

Tangentiality as a medical symptom is a physical symptom observed in speech that tends to occur in situations where a person is experiencing high anxiety, as a manifestation of the psychosis known as schizophrenia, in dementia or in states of delirium. ==Definition== The term refers simplistically to a thought disorder shown from speech with a lac...
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