Definitions for obliqueness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•bliqueəˈblik, oʊˈblik; Mil. əˈblaɪk, oʊˈblaɪk(adj.)

  1. neither perpendicular nor parallel to a given line or surface; slanting; sloping.

    Category: Math

  2. (of a solid) not having the axis perpendicular to the plane of the base.

    Category: Math

  3. diverging from a given straight line or course.

  4. not straight or direct, as a course.

  5. indirectly stated or expressed.

  6. indirectly or deviously aimed at or reached.

  7. unethical; underhand.

  8. pertaining to or denoting muscles running obliquely in the body as opposed to those running transversely or longitudinally.

    Category: Anatomy

  9. Bot. having unequal sides, as a leaf.

    Category: Botany

  10. Gram. of or pertaining to any case of inflection except the nominative or vocative.

    Category: Grammar

  11. (adv.)Mil. at an angle of 45°.

    Category: Military

  12. (n.)something that is oblique.

  13. any of several oblique muscles.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of oblique:

1400–50; late ME oblike < L oblīquus slanting; see ob - (second element obscure)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. obliqueness(noun)

    the property of being neither parallel nor perpendicular, but at a slanting angle

  2. deviousness, obliqueness(noun)

    the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly


  1. obliqueness(Noun)

    The characteristic of being oblique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obliqueness(noun)

    quality or state of being oblique


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