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)

o•blique′ness(n.)

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

Wiktionary

  1. obliqueness(Noun)

    The characteristic of being oblique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obliqueness(noun)

    quality or state of being oblique

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