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 oblique oblique

adj

  • ( ) slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled  ( oblique )
    slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
     the oblique rays of the winter sun
    the oblique rays of the winter sun
     acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles
    acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles
     the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base
    the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base
  • noun

  • a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso  ( abdominal external oblique muscle, external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, oblique )
    a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
  • any grammatical case other than the nominative  ( oblique, oblique case )
    any grammatical case other than the nominative
  • adj

  • indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading  ( devious, oblique )
    indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
     used devious means to achieve success
    used devious means to achieve success
     gave oblique answers to direct questions
    gave oblique answers to direct questions
     oblique political maneuvers
    oblique political maneuvers


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