Definitions for obliqueness
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•bliqueəˈblik, oʊˈblik; Mil. əˈblaɪk, oʊˈblaɪk(adj.)
neither perpendicular nor parallel to a given line or surface; slanting; sloping.
(of a solid) not having the axis perpendicular to the plane of the base.
diverging from a given straight line or course.
not straight or direct, as a course.
indirectly stated or expressed.
indirectly or deviously aimed at or reached.
pertaining to or denoting muscles running obliquely in the body as opposed to those running transversely or longitudinally.
Bot. having unequal sides, as a leaf.
Gram. of or pertaining to any case of inflection except the nominative or vocative.
(adv.)Mil. at an angle of 45°.
(n.)something that is oblique.
any of several oblique muscles.
Origin of oblique:
1400–50; late ME oblike < L oblīquus slanting; see ob - (second element obscure)
the property of being neither parallel nor perpendicular, but at a slanting angle
the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
The characteristic of being oblique.
quality or state of being oblique