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{adj: aslant, aslope, diagonal, slanted, slanting, sloped, sloping} having an oblique or slanted direction

{adj: devious, oblique} indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
"used devious means to achieve success"
"gave oblique answers to direct questions"
"oblique political maneuvers"

{adj: monoclinic} having three unequal crystal axes with one oblique intersection
"monoclinic system"
<-> triclinic

{adj: oblique-angled} having oblique angles

{adj: oblique} slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
"the oblique rays of the winter sun"
"acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"
"the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"
<-> parallel, perpendicular

{adj: parallel} being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting
"parallel lines never converge"
"concentric circles are parallel"
"dancers in two parallel rows"
<-> perpendicular, oblique

{adj: perpendicular} intersecting at or forming right angles
"the axes are perpendicular to each other"
<-> oblique, parallel

{adj: skew, skewed} having an oblique or slanting direction or position
"the picture was skew"

{adj: triclinic, anorthic} having three unequal crystal axes intersecting at oblique angles
"triclinic system"
<-> monoclinic

{adv: askance} with a side or oblique glance
"did not quite turn all the way back but looked askance at me with her dark eyes"

{adv: obliquely, aslant, athwart} at an oblique angle
"the sun shone aslant into his face"

{n: deviousness, obliqueness} the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly

{n: diagonal} an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard
"the bishop moves on the diagonals"

{n: external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, abdominal external oblique muscle, oblique} a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso

{n: inguinal canal, canalis inguinalis} oblique passage through the lower abdominal wall; in males it is the passage through which the testes descend into the scrotum and it contains the spermatic cord; in females it transmits the round ligament of the uterus

{n: lopsidedness, skewness} an oblique or slanting asymmetry

{n: lugsail, lug} a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast

{n: nominative, nominative case, subject case} the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
<-> oblique

{n: oblique angle} an angle that is not a right angle or a multiple of a right angle
<-> right angle

{n: oblique bandage} a bandage in which successive turns proceed obliquely up or down a limb

{n: oblique triangle} a triangle that contains no right angle
<-> right triangle

{n: oblique vein of the left atrium, vena obliqua atrii sinistri} a tributary of the coronary sinus; on the posterior wall of the left atrium

{n: oblique, oblique case} any grammatical case other than the nominative
<-> nominative

{n: plagiocephaly} congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique

{n: rhomboid} a parallelogram with adjacent sides of unequal lengths; an oblique-angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equal

{n: rhombus, rhomb} a parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram

{n: right angle} the 90 degree angle between two perpendicular lines
<-> oblique angle

{n: right triangle, right-angled triangle} a triangle with one right angle
<-> oblique triangle

{n: spiral bandage} an oblique bandage in which successive turns overlap preceding turns

{n: trochlear, trochlear nerve, trochlearis, fourth cranial nerve} either of the two cranial nerves on either side that control the superior oblique muscles of the eyes


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