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
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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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