oblique angle


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oblique angle
Angles 1 and 2 are oblique.

oblique angle

n.
An angle, such as an acute or obtuse angle, that is not a right angle or a multiple of a right angle.

oblique angle

n
(Mathematics) an angle that is not a right angle or any multiple of a right angle

oblique′ an′gle


n.
an angle that is not a right angle; an acute or obtuse angle.
[1685–95]
o•blique′-an′gled, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oblique angle - an angle that is not a right angle or a multiple of a right angleoblique angle - an angle that is not a right angle or a multiple of a right angle
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
acute angle - an angle less than 90 degrees but more than 0 degrees
obtuse angle - an angle between 90 and 180 degrees
right angle - the 90 degree angle between two perpendicular lines
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It was then ten in the morning; the rays of the sun struck the surface of the waves at rather an oblique angle, and at the touch of their light, decomposed by refraction as through a prism, flowers, rocks, plants, shells, and polypi were shaded at the edges by the seven solar colours.
Balanchine's vision as a choreographer was toward large-scale legibility," she notes, pointing out his tendency to use efface, the body open and facing the audience, versus Ashton's preference for croise, the body at an oblique angle.
Dave Inniss gave Court an early lead when he swerved the ball home from an oblique angle.
Stems should be cut at an oblique angle and should be picked early morning or evening when it's cool.
If that left Bury on the ropes, within 60 seconds, they were firmly on the canvas, as another well-constructed attack ended with McHale shooting home from an oblique angle.
Captain Kevin Bailey, a field- surgeon who treated him, told the Daily Mirror: "The way it hit the helmet, it was at a shallow angle, so it would have to go through quite a lot of Kevlar at an oblique angle before it stopped the path of the bullet.
I abstracted an old car (see photo above, lower left) by moving in on it from an oblique angle, showing only the detail on one of its lights and part of its hood and radiator.
A raking through pass from Steven Whittaker was chased by the striker, he fended off a challenge by Ryan Harding and from an oblique angle fired home from 10 yards.
Rotate the sides for a and b to an oblique angle (larger than perpendicular).
Marc McCann was the provider when he crossed to the far post from the left, and Hamilton controlled the ball beautifully before hammering home from an oblique angle - "The best of the three," he said.
In spite of the human brain's remarkable power to comprehend complex images from unusual angles, only by viewing the pencil from an oblique angle will its true nature be revealed (e.
We were able to show the flower facing us directly, at an oblique angle, or viewed from behind, based on the shapes we observed.