oblique, oblique case(noun)
any grammatical case other than the nominative
external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, abdominal external oblique muscle, oblique(adj)
a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
"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"
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"
An oblique line.
The punctuation sign "/"
The oblique case.
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; u2014 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; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.
Having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side larger or extending further than the 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
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
Origin: [F., fr. L. obliquus; ob (see Ob-) + liquis oblique; cf. licinus bent upward, Gr. le`chrios slanting.]
Oblique is an album by jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. The album was originally recorded in 1967 and issued as catalog number GXF-3061 in Japan in 1980. It was remastered and re-released on CD as a part of the Rudy Van Gelder Edition in 2005 with different cover artwork.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ob-lēk′, 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. Obliquā′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.]
The numerical value of oblique in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of oblique in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the insidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders promise different approaches from Mr. Obama’s, as much in style as in substance, both have suggested they could get more accomplished, though Mrs. Clinton does so in more oblique terms.
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- oblicCatalan, Valencian
- schief, schrägGerman
- vino, pahansuopa, kiero, epäsuoraFinnish
- окольный, скошенный, покатый, непрямой, косвенный, наклонный, косойRussian
- skosený, naklonený, kosý, šikmý, krivý, bočivý, úkosmýSlovak
- sned, skev, indirekt, förtäckt, lutande, snedställd, undvikandeSwedish
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