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Definition of Oblique
ObliqueOblique Ob*lique", a. [F., fr. L. obliquus; ob (see Ob-) +
liquis oblique; cf. licinus bent upward, Gr ? slanting.]
[Written also oblike.]
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
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 under
Oblique arch (Arch.), an arch whose jambs are not at right
angles with the face, and whose intrados is in consequence
Oblique bridge, a skew bridge. See under Bridge, n.
Oblique case (Gram.), any case except the nominative. See
Oblique circle (Projection), a circle whose plane is
oblique to the axis of the primitive plane.
Oblique fire (Mil.), a fire the direction of which is not
perpendicular to the line fired at.
Oblique flank (Fort.), that part of the curtain whence the
fire of the opposite bastion may be discovered. --Wilhelm.
Oblique leaf. (Bot.)
(a) A leaf twisted or inclined from the normal position.
(b) A leaf having one half different from the other.
Oblique line (Geom.), a line that, meeting or tending to
meet another, makes oblique angles with it.
Oblique motion (Mus.), a kind of motion or progression in
which one part ascends or descends, while the other
prolongs or repeats the same tone, as in the accompanying
example. ObliqueOblique Ob*lique", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Obliqued; p. pr. &
vb. n. Obliquing.]
1. To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an
Projecting his person towards it in a line which
obliqued from the bottom of his spine. --Sir. W.
2. (Mil.) 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.
Oblique Ob*lique", n. (Geom.)
An oblique line.
ObliqueCone Cone, n. [L. conus cone (in sense 1), Gr. ?; akin to Skr.
[,c]ana whetstone, L. cuneus wedge, and prob. to E. hone. See
1. (Geom.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of
a right-angled triangle about one of the sides adjacent to
the right angle; -- called also a right cone. More
generally, any solid having a vertical point and bounded
by a surface which is described by a straight line always
passing through that vertical point; a solid having a
circle for its base and tapering to a point or vertex.
2. Anything shaped more or less like a mathematical cone; as,
a volcanic cone, a collection of scori[ae] around the
crater of a volcano, usually heaped up in a conical form.
Now had Night measured with her shadowy cone Half
way up hill this vast sublunar vault. --Milton.
3. (Bot.) The fruit or strobile of the Conifer[ae], as of
the pine, fir, cedar, and cypress. It is composed of woody
scales, each one of which has one or two seeds at its
4. (Zo["o]l.) A shell of the genus Conus, having a conical
Cone of rays (Opt.), the pencil of rays of light which
proceed from a radiant point to a given surface, as that
of a lens, or conversely.
Cone pulley. See in the Vocabulary.
Oblique or Scalene cone, a cone of which the axis is
inclined to the plane of its base.
Eight cone. See Cone, 1.
Meaning of Oblique from wikipedia
to: an alternative
name for the character usually called
(punctuation) ( / ) Oblique
angle, in geometry Oblique
- Oblique Strategies
(subtitled Over One Hundred Worthwhile
Dilemmas) is a card-based method
for promoting creativity jointly created
- The abdominal external oblique muscle
(also external oblique
muscle, or exterior oblique
) is the largest
of the three
- The slash
is an oblique slanting
mark /. Once used to mark periods
and commas, the slash
is now most often
used to represent
muscle, also internal oblique muscle
or interior oblique
, is an abdominal muscle
in the abdominal
wall that lies below
the external oblique
- an abstract mathematical
discussion, see Projection
(linear algebra). Oblique projection
is a simple
type of technical drawing
- In grammar, an oblique
(abbreviated OBL; from Latin: casus
obliquus) or objective
case (abbr. OBJ) is a nominal
than the nominative
- The oblique order
as the 'declined flank') is a military tactic whereby
a single enemy
type is a form of type that slants slightly
to the right, used for the same purposes
type. Unlike italic
type, however, it does not...
- as an oblique
wall Abdominal external oblique muscle Abdominal internal oblique muscle Extraocular muscles Inferior oblique
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