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Definitions of oblique

  1. indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading; "used devious means to achieve success"; "gave oblique answers to direct questions"; "oblique political maneuvers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angular; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. any grammatical case other than the nominative Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An oblique line. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Obliquely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Not horizontal nor perpendicular; not upright nor level; slanting; not direct or straight forward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Obliqueness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Slanting, deviating from the perpendicular or the horizontal. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  15. Applied to a line slanting between 1° and 45°. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  16. Slanting: not perpendicular: not parallel: not straightforward: obscure: (geom.) not a right angle: (gram.) denoting any case except the nominative. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Obiquity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Slanting; not perpendicular, not parallel; indirect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Neither perpendicular nor horizontal; slanting; sloping. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Evasive; indirect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Slanting; neither perpendicular nor parallel; indirect; sinister. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To move forward to the right or left, by stepping sideways. An oblique angle, an angle greater or less than a right angle. An oblique plane, a plane that declines from the zenith. An oblique projection, where a body is projected in a line, making an oblique angle with the horizontal line. An oblique sphere, that in which the axis of the earth is inclined to the horizon of the place. An oblique case, any case except the nominative. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Deviating from a right line; not parallel; aslant; not direct; by a side glance; not an angle of 90 degrees; sinister; applied to any case of a noun not the nominative. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Placed obliquely ; certain muscles ; asymmetrical. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  25. [Latin] Placed obliquely; appl. certain muscles (anat.); asymmetrical (bot.). na
  26. see spiral na
  27. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  28. Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; dictgcide_fs
  29. 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. dictgcide_fs
  30. ob-l[=e]k', adj. slanting: not perpendicular: not parallel: not straightforward: obscure: (geom.) not a right-angle: (gram.) denoting any case except the nominative.--v.i. to deviate from a direct line or from the perpendicular, to slant: to advance obliquely by facing half right or left and then advancing.--ns. OBLIQU[=A]'TION, OBLIQUE'NESS, OBLIQ'UITY, state of being oblique: a slanting direction: error or wrong: irregularity.--adv. OBLIQUE'LY.--adj. OBLIQ'UID (Spens.), oblique.--OBLIQUE CONE or CYLINDER, one whose axis is oblique to the plane of its base; OBLIQUE NARRATION or SPEECH (L. oratio obliqua), indirect narration, the actual words of the speaker, but, as related by a third person, having the first person in pronoun and verb converted into the third, adverbs of present time into the corresponding adverbs of past time, &c.; OBLIQUE SAILING, the reduction of the position of a ship from the various courses made good, oblique to the meridian or parallel of latitude; OBLIQUITY OF THE ECLIPTIC, the angle between the plane of the earth's orbit and that of the earth's equator. [Fr.,--L. obliquus--ob, before, liquis, slanting.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. Any thing inclined, or which deviates from the vertical line. Anatomists have given this name to certain muscles, which have an oblique direction as regards the plane that divides the body into two equal and symmetrical halves. These are:- Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  32. [Latin] An o. muscle. na
  33. Slanting, declining from the vertical or horizontal, diverging from straight line or course; (Geom.) (of line, plane figure, surface) inclined at other than right angle, (of angle) acute or obtuse, (of cone, cylinder, &c.) with axis not perpendicular to plane of base; (Anat.) neither parallel nor perpendicular to body\'s or limb\'s long axis; (Bot., of leaf) with unequal sides; not going straight to the point, roundabout, indirect; (Gram.) o. case, other than nominative or vocative, o. oration or narration or speech, speaker\'s words with the changes of person, tense, &c., usual in reports, indirect speech; hence or cogn. obliquely adv., obliquity (-kw-) n.; (vb, esp. mil.) advance obliquely. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. Slanting; inclined. American pocket medical dictionary.
  35. Slanting, directly between the horizontal and vertical; as a n. an o. muscle. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  36. [L.] (Geom.) Inclined at any angle not a right angle, as an Oblique angle, Oblique co-ordinates, etc. The great sphere is said to be oblique when a pole is not in the zenith or horizon of the spectator. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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