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19 The physician may note that school-aged children with AD/HD exhibit a mild degree of tangentiality or circumstantiality in their verbal expression.
She is pleasant and cooperative but shows apparent thought blocking and some tangentiality.
Huck's is certainly a spatial sensibility, but it is marked by immediacy, tangibility, groundedness, situatedness, referentiality and connectivity--as against tangentiality, extendedness, mobility, distantiality, boundlessness and vastness.