oblique

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  • Having a slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined.
  • Designating geometric lines or planes that are neither parallel nor perpendicular.
  • Having the part on one side of the midrib of a different size or shape than the part on the other side. Used of a leaf.
  • Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal.
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  • Indirect or evasive.
  • Devious, misleading, or dishonest.
  • Not direct in descent; collateral.
  • Designating any noun case except the nominative or the vocative.
  • An oblique thing, such as a line, direction, or muscle.
  • The act of changing course by less than 90°.
  • At an angle of 45°.
  • Of lines or planes, making with a given line, surface, or direction an angle that is less than 90°; neither perpendicular nor parallel; of angles, either acute or obtuse, not right; in general, not direct; aslant; slanting. See cuts under <internalXref urlencoded="angle">angle</internalXref>.
  • Indirect, in a figurative sense: as, an <em>oblique</em> reproach or taunt.
  • Questionable from a moral point of view; not upright or morally direct; evil.
  • In <em>botany</em>, unequal-sided.
  • In <em>anatomy</em>, an oblique muscle: as, the external <em>oblique</em> of the abdomen. See <internalXref urlencoded="obliquus">obliquus</internalXref>.
  • To deviate from a direct line or from the perpendicular; slant; slope.
  • To advance slantingly or obliquely; specifically (<em>military</em>), to advance obliquely by making a half-face to the right or left and marching in the new direction.
  • In <em>geometry</em>, except the perpendicular, any sect from a point to a straight or a plane.
  • An oblique line.
  • To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.
  • To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; -- formerly accomplished by oblique steps, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either to the right or left.
  • Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.
  • Not straightforward; indirect; obscure
  • Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.
  • See under <er>Angle</er>, <er>Ascension</er>, etc.
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  • an arch whose jambs are not at right angles with the face, and whose intrados is in consequence askew.
  • a skew bridge. See under <er>Bridge</er>, n.
  • any case except the nominative. See <er>Case</er>, n.
  • a circle whose plane is oblique to the axis of the primitive plane.
  • a fire the direction of which is not perpendicular to the line fired at.
  • that part of the curtain whence the fire of the opposite bastion may be discovered.
  • A leaf having one half different from the other.
  • a line that, meeting or tending to meet another, makes oblique angles with it.
  • a kind of motion or progression in which one part ascends or descends, while the other prolongs or repeats the same tone, as in the accompanying example.
  • a muscle acting in a direction oblique to the mesial plane of the body, or to the associated muscles; -- applied especially to two muscles of the eyeball.
  • See Oblique speech.
  • planes which decline from the zenith, or incline toward the horizon.
  • the movement of a ship when she sails upon some rhumb between the four cardinal points, making an oblique angle with the meridian.
  • speech which is quoted indirectly, or in a different person from that employed by the original speaker.
  • the celestial or terrestrial sphere when its axis is oblique to the horizon of the place; or as it appears to an observer at any point on the earth except the poles and the equator.
  • a step in marching, by which the soldier, while advancing, gradually takes ground to the right or left at an angle of about 25°. It is not now practiced.
  • a system in which the coördinate axes are oblique to each other.
  • Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.
  • Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
  • Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.
  • Having the <xref>base</xref> of the <xref>blade</xref> <xref>asymmetrical</xref>, with one side larger or extending further than the other.
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