oblique definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a slanting or sloping way, training course, or position; inclined.
    • Mathematics Designating geometric lines or planes which can be neither parallel nor perpendicular.
    • Botany Having edges of unequal size or form: an oblique leaf.
    • structure located in a slanting position; perhaps not transverse or longitudinal: oblique muscles or ligaments.
    • Indirect or evasive: oblique governmental maneuvers.
    • Devious, misleading, or dishonest: gave oblique responses into the concerns.
    • perhaps not direct in descent; collateral.
    • Grammar Designating any noun instance except the nominative or even the vocative.
    • maybe not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at correct angles from, the beds base; slanting; inclined.
    • maybe not direct; indirect; obscure; for this reason, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
    • Not direct in descent; perhaps not after the line of dad and boy; collateral.
    • obtaining the root of the knife asymmetrical, with one part bigger or extending beyond one other.
    • perhaps not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at correct sides from, the base; slanting; inclined.
    • maybe not easy; indirect; obscure
    • Not direct in descent; not following line of daddy and child; collateral.
    • indirect in departing from the acknowledged or proper way; misleading
    • slanting or inclined in path or program or position--neither synchronous nor perpendicular nor right-angled
  • noun:
    • An oblique thing, like a line, direction, or muscle mass.
    • Nautical The act of changing course by less than 90°.
    • An oblique range.
    • The punctuation sign "/"
    • The oblique case.
    • An oblique line.
    • In physiology, an oblique muscle mass: as, the exterior oblique associated with the stomach. See obliquus.
    • In geometry, except the perpendicular, any sect from a spot to a straight or an airplane.
    • any grammatical situation besides the nominative
    • a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either region of the torso
  • adverb:
    • At an angle of 45°.
  • verb:
    • To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.
    • To march in a direction oblique to your line of the column or platoon; — formerly accomplished by oblique actions, today by direct measures, the males half-facing either to the right or remaining.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To deviate from a perpendicular range; to go in an oblique way.
    • To march in a direction oblique into line of the column or platoon; -- formerly accomplished by oblique tips, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either off to the right or left.
  • others:
    • Of lines or airplanes, making with certain range, area, or direction an angle that is lower than 90°; neither perpendicular nor synchronous; of perspectives, either intense or obtuse, perhaps not right; generally, not direct; aslant; slanting. See cuts under perspective.
    • Indirect, in a figurative good sense: since, an oblique reproach or taunt.
    • Questionable from a moral point of view; maybe not upright or morally direct; evil.
    • In botany, unequal-sided.
    • To deviate from an immediate range or through the perpendicular; slant; pitch.
    • To advance slantingly or obliquely; specifically (military), to advance obliquely by making a half-face to the right or remaining and marching into the new course.

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