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n. pl. o·bliq·ui·ties
a. The quality or condition of being oblique, especially in deviating from a vertical or horizontal line, plane, position, or direction.
b. The angle or extent of such a deviation.
a. Deviation from moral or proper conduct or thought: "Eleanor did not believe that early rising could possibly be compatible with moral obliquity" (Elizabeth Bowen).
b. An instance of this.
3. Indirection in conduct or verbal expression; lack of straightforwardness: "It may be that the candor of contemporary literature creates a nostalgia for indirection, obliquity and deferral" (Anatole Broyard).
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n, pl -ties
1. the state or condition of being oblique
2. a deviation from the perpendicular or horizontal
3. a moral or mental deviation
4. (Astronomy) astronomy Also called: obliquity of the ecliptic the angle between the plane of the earth's orbit and that of the celestial equator, equal to approximately 23° 27′ at present
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o•bliq•ui•ty(əˈblɪk wɪ ti, oʊˈblɪk-)
n., pl. -ties.
1. the state of being oblique.
2. an inclination or a degree of inclination.
4. intellectual deviousness.
5. deliberate evasiveness in speech or writing.
6. a confusing or obscure statement or passage of writing.
7. the angle between the plane of the earth's orbit and that of the earth's equator, equal to 23°27~; the inclination of the earth's equator.
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The characteristic in wide-angle or oblique photography that portrays the terrain and objects at such an angle and range that details necessary for interpretation are seriously masked or are at a very small scale, rendering interpretation difficult or impossible.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
the inclination of the earth’s equator or the angle between the plane of the earth’s orbit and the plane of the equator (23°27’). Also called obliquity of the ecliptic. See also 133. EARTH. — obliquitous, adj.See also: Astronomy
the inclination of the earth’s equator or the angle between the plane of the earth’s orbit and the plane of the equator (23°27″). See also astronomy. Also called obliquity of the ecliptic. — obliquitous, adj.See also: Earth
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|Noun||1.||obliquity - the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle|
childbed, confinement, lying-in, parturiency, travail, labour, labor - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
|2.||obliquity - the quality of being deceptive|
dishonesty - the quality of being dishonest
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n. oblicuidad, estado de estar inclinado-a.
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