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skew

 (skyo͞o)
v. skewed, skew·ing, skews
v.tr.
1. To turn or place at an angle: skew the cutting edge of a plane.
2. To give a bias to; distort: The use of a limited sample skewed the findings of the study.
v.intr.
1. To take an oblique course or direction.
2. To look obliquely or sideways.
3. To display a statistical tendency toward: a television program that skews toward teenagers.
adj.
1. Placed or turned to one side; asymmetric.
2. Distorted or biased in meaning or effect.
3. Having a part that diverges, as in gearing.
4.
a. Mathematics Neither parallel nor intersecting. Used of straight lines in space.
b. Statistics Not symmetrical about the mean. Used of distributions.
n.
An oblique or slanting movement, position, or direction.

[Middle English skewen, to escape, run sideways, from Old North French eskiuer, of Germanic origin.]

skew′ness n.

skew

(skjuː)
adj
1. placed in or turning into an oblique position or course
2. (Mechanical Engineering) machinery having a component that is at an angle to the main axis of an assembly or is in some other way asymmetrical: a skew bevel gear.
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. composed of or being elements that are neither parallel nor intersecting as, for example, two lines not lying in the same plane in a three-dimensional space
b. (of a curve) not lying in a plane
4. (Statistics) (of a statistical distribution) not having equal probabilities above and below the mean; non-normal
5. distorted or biased
n
6. an oblique, slanting, or indirect course or position
7. (Psychology) psychol the system of relationships in a family in which one parent is extremely dominating while the other parent tends to be meekly compliant
vb
8. to take or cause to take an oblique course or direction
9. (intr) to look sideways; squint
10. (tr) to place at an angle
11. (tr) to distort or bias
[C14: from Old Norman French escuer to shun, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch schuwen to avoid]

skew

(skyu)

v.i.
1. to turn aside or swerve; take an oblique course.
2. to look askance; squint.
v.t.
3. to give an oblique direction to; shape, form, or cut obliquely.
4. to distort; misrepresent: to skew data.
adj.
5. having an oblique direction or position; slanting.
6. having a part that deviates from a straight line, right angle, etc.: skew gearing.
7. Statistics. (of a distribution) having skewness.
n.
8. an oblique movement, direction, or position.
9. a wood chisel having a cutting edge set obliquely.
[1350–1400; (v.) Middle English: to slip away, swerve < Middle Dutch schuwen to get out of the way, shun]

skew


Past participle: skewed
Gerund: skewing

Imperative
skew
skew
Present
I skew
you skew
he/she/it skews
we skew
you skew
they skew
Preterite
I skewed
you skewed
he/she/it skewed
we skewed
you skewed
they skewed
Present Continuous
I am skewing
you are skewing
he/she/it is skewing
we are skewing
you are skewing
they are skewing
Present Perfect
I have skewed
you have skewed
he/she/it has skewed
we have skewed
you have skewed
they have skewed
Past Continuous
I was skewing
you were skewing
he/she/it was skewing
we were skewing
you were skewing
they were skewing
Past Perfect
I had skewed
you had skewed
he/she/it had skewed
we had skewed
you had skewed
they had skewed
Future
I will skew
you will skew
he/she/it will skew
we will skew
you will skew
they will skew
Future Perfect
I will have skewed
you will have skewed
he/she/it will have skewed
we will have skewed
you will have skewed
they will have skewed
Future Continuous
I will be skewing
you will be skewing
he/she/it will be skewing
we will be skewing
you will be skewing
they will be skewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skewing
you have been skewing
he/she/it has been skewing
we have been skewing
you have been skewing
they have been skewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skewing
you will have been skewing
he/she/it will have been skewing
we will have been skewing
you will have been skewing
they will have been skewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skewing
you had been skewing
he/she/it had been skewing
we had been skewing
you had been skewing
they had been skewing
Conditional
I would skew
you would skew
he/she/it would skew
we would skew
you would skew
they would skew
Past Conditional
I would have skewed
you would have skewed
he/she/it would have skewed
we would have skewed
you would have skewed
they would have skewed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.skew - turn or place at an angle; "the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed"
reorient - set or arrange in a new or different determinate position; "Orient the house towards the South"
align, aline, adjust, line up - place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight; "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"
Adj.1.skew - having an oblique or slanting direction or position; "the picture was skew"
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"

skew

verb distort, slant, misrepresent, colour, twist, weigh, bias, falsify This figure is skewed because much of the work still hasn't been done.

skew

verb
1. To turn aside sharply from a straight course:
Nautical: yaw.
2. To direct (material) to the interests of a particular group:
Informal: angle.
Translations
مائِلمُنْحَرِف
šikmýzkřivit
gøre skævskæv
kaldkallutama
ferdévé teszferdít
skáhallur, skakkurskekkja
asimetriškasiškrypti
greizssagrieztsagrieztiessašķiebtsašķiebties
zošikmiť
eğikeğrieğril mek

skew

[skjuː]
A. N to be on the skewestar desviado, estar sesgado
B. ADJsesgado, oblicuo, torcido
C. VTsesgar, desviar
D. VI (also to skew round) → desviarse, ponerse al sesgo, torcerse

skew

[ˈskjuː]
n
on the skew → de travers, en biais
adjde travers
vt (= distort) [+ results, statistics] → fausser

skew

n on the skewschief; (= on the diagonal)schräg
adj (lit, fig)schief; (= diagonal)schräg
vt (= turn round)umdrehen; (= make crooked)krümmen; (fig: = distort) → verzerren
vi the car skewed off the roadder Wagen kam von der Straße ab; the ball skews to the rightder Ball hat einen Rechtsdrall

skew

[skjuː]
1. adjstorto/a
skew distribution (Math) → distribuzione f asimmetrica
skew lines (Math) → rette fpl sghembe
2. vt to be skewedessere inclinato/a or storto/a
3. n (Brit) on the skewstorto/a, di traverso

skew

(skjuː) adjective
not straight or symmetrical.
verb
to make or be distorted, not straight.

skew

n. movimiento oblicuo-a, movimiento sesgado-a, de lado.