Definitions for obliqueəˈblik, oʊˈblik; Mil. əˈblaɪk, oʊˈblaɪk

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  1. oblique, oblique case(noun)

    any grammatical case other than the nominative

  2. external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, abdominal external oblique muscle, oblique(adj)

    a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso

  3. oblique(adj)

    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"

  4. devious, oblique(adj)

    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"

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  1. oblique(Noun)

    An oblique line.

  2. oblique(Noun)

    The punctuation sign "/"

  3. oblique(Noun)

    The oblique case.

  4. oblique(Verb)

    To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.

  5. oblique(Verb)

    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.

  6. oblique(Adjective)

    Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.

  7. oblique(Adjective)

    Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.

  8. oblique(Adjective)

    Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.

  9. oblique(Adjective)

    Having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side larger or extending further than the other.

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  1. Oblique(adj)

    not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined

  2. Oblique(adj)

    not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister

  3. Oblique(adj)

    not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral

  4. Oblique(noun)

    an oblique line

  5. Oblique(verb)

    to deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction

  6. Oblique(verb)

    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

  7. Origin: [F., fr. L. obliquus; ob (see Ob-) + liquis oblique; cf. licinus bent upward, Gr. le`chrios slanting.]

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  1. Oblique

    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.


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  • oblicCatalan, Valencian
  • schief, schrägGerman
  • oblicuoSpanish
  • vino, pahansuopa, kiero, epäsuoraFinnish
  • hōtiuMāori
  • schuinDutch
  • 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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