Definition of Oblique

1. Noun. Any grammatical case other than the nominative.




2. Adjective. Slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled. "The axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"

3. Noun. A diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso.

4. Adjective. Indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading. "Oblique political maneuvers"
Exact synonyms: Devious
Similar to: Indirect
Derivative terms: Deviousness, Obliqueness, Obliquity

Definition of Oblique

1. a. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.

2. n. An oblique line.

3. v. i. To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.

Definition of Oblique

1. Adjective. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined. ¹

2. Adjective. Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister. ¹

3. Adjective. Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral. ¹

4. Adjective. (botany of leaves) Having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side larger or extending further than the other. ¹

5. Noun. (geometry) An oblique line. ¹

6. Noun. The punctuation sign "/" ¹

7. Noun. (grammar) The oblique case. ¹

8. Verb. To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction. ¹

9. Verb. (military) To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; — formerly accomplished by ''oblique'' steps, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either to the right or left. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oblique

1. to slant [v OBLIQUED, OBLIQUING, OBLIQUES] - See also: slant

Medical Definition of Oblique

1. 1. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined. "It has a direction oblique to that of the former motion." (Cheyne) 2. Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister. "The love we bear our friends. Hath in it certain oblique ends." (Drayton) "This mode of oblique research, when a more direct one is denied, we find to be the only one in our power." (De Quincey) "Then would be closed the restless, oblique eye. That looks for evil, like a treacherous spy." (Wordworth) 3. Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral. "His natural affection in a direct line was strong, in an oblique but weak." (Baker) Oblique angle, Oblique ascension, etc. See Angle,Ascension, etc. Oblique arch, that part of the curtain whence the fire of the opposite bastion may be discovered. Oblique leaf. A system in which the coordinate axes are oblique to each other. Origin: F, fr. L. Obliquus; ob (see Ob-) + liquis oblique; cf. Licinus bent upward, Gr slanting Alternative forms: oblike. An oblique line. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oblique

obligee
obligees
obligement
obligements
obliger
obligers
obliges
obliging
obligingly
obligingness
obligingnesses
obligor
obligors
oblimersen
obliquation
oblique (current term)
oblique-swimming triplefin
oblique-swimming triplefins
oblique amputation
oblique angle
oblique angles
oblique arch
oblique arches
oblique arytenoid
oblique auricular muscle
oblique bandage
oblique bridge
oblique bundle of pons
oblique case
oblique cases

Literary usage of Oblique

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The Internal oblique muscle lias been previously described (page 360). The part which is now exposed is partly muscular and partly tendinous in structure. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1867)
"come more and more oblique, both from without and from within, or in proportion as the centre of the vesical parietes is reached, the deepest or most ..."

3. Scientific Papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh (1899)
"For an oblique central pencil, the focal lengths in the two principal planes ... The Aberration of oblique Pencils. In treatises on geometrical optics it is ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"The operation that I have done quite frequently in such cases is to shove back the aponeurosis of the external oblique to the inner margin of the rectus, ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"calyx-lobes narrow-oblong, hairy; corolla pale blue with purple blotches in the throat, tube somewhat funnel-shaped^ a little curved, limb oblique, ..."

6. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"Tul* of the corolla from 1 to 2 inches long ; the limb oblique, but the roundish lobes of the two lips nearly equal, " pink with a deep crimson spot upon ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"Oct. 1885) his method of operating for tenotomy of the inferior oblique as follows: After fixing the skin on a level with that part of the inferior orbital ..."

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