# skew

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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

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Verb | 1. | 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" |

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

## skew

*verb*

Translations

**مائِل**

**مُنْحَرِف**

**šikmý**

**zkřivit**

**gøre skæv**

**skæv**

**kald**

**kallutama**

**ferdévé tesz**

**ferdít**

**skáhallur, skakkur**

**skekkja**

**asimetriškas**

**iškrypti**

**greizs**

**sagriezt**

**sagriezties**

**sašķiebt**

**sašķiebties**

**zošikmiť**

## skew

*vi*the car

**skew**ed off the road → der Wagen kam von der Straße ab; the ball

**skew**s to the right → der Ball hat einen Rechtsdrall

## skew

[skjuː]**1.**

*adj*→ storto/a

skew distribution (

*Math*) → distribuzione

*f*asimmetrica

skew lines (

*Math*) → rette

*fpl*sghembe

## 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.

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