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o·blique

 (ō-blēk′, ə-blēk′)
adj.
1.
a. Having a slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined.
b. Mathematics Designating geometric lines or planes that are neither parallel nor perpendicular.
2. Botany Having the part on one side of the midrib of a different size or shape than the part on the other side. Used of a leaf.
3. Anatomy Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal: oblique muscles or ligaments.
4.
a. Indirect or evasive: oblique political maneuvers.
b. Devious, misleading, or dishonest: gave oblique answers to the questions.
5. Not direct in descent; collateral.
6. Grammar Designating any noun case except the nominative or the vocative.
n.
An oblique thing, such as a line, direction, or muscle.
adv. (ō-blīk′, ə-blīk′)
At an angle of 45°.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin oblīquus.]

o·blique′ly adv.
o·blique′ness n.

oblique

(əˈbliːk)
adj
1. at an angle; slanting; sloping
2. (Mathematics) geometry
a. (of lines, planes, etc) neither perpendicular nor parallel to one another or to another line, plane, etc
b. not related to or containing a right angle
3. indirect or evasive
4. (Grammar) grammar denoting any case of nouns, pronouns, etc, other than the nominative and vocative
5. (Biology) biology having asymmetrical sides or planes: an oblique leaf.
6. (Physical Geography) (of a map projection) constituting a type of zenithal projection in which the plane of projection is tangential to the earth's surface at some point between the equator and the poles
n
7. something oblique, esp a line
8. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another name for solidus1
9. (Navigation) nautical the act of changing course by less than 90°
10. (Photography) an aerial photograph taken at an oblique angle
vb (intr)
11. to take or have an oblique direction
12. (Military) (of a military formation) to move forward at an angle
[C15: from Old French, from Latin oblīquus, of obscure origin]
oˈbliquely adv
oˈbliqueness n

o•blique

(əˈblik, oʊˈblik; Mil. əˈblaɪk, oʊˈblaɪk)

adj.
1. neither perpendicular nor parallel to a given line or surface; slanting; sloping.
2. (of a solid) not having the axis perpendicular to the plane of the base.
3. diverging from a given straight line or course.
4. not straight or direct, as a course.
5. indirectly stated or expressed.
6. indirectly or deviously aimed at or reached.
7. unethical; underhand.
8. pertaining to or denoting muscles running obliquely in the body as opposed to those running transversely or longitudinally.
9. Bot. having unequal sides, as a leaf.
10. Gram. of or pertaining to any case of inflection except the nominative or vocative.
adv.
11. Mil. at an angle of 45°.
n.
12. something that is oblique.
13. any of several oblique muscles.
[1400–50; late Middle English oblike < Latin oblīquus slanting; see ob- (second element obscure)]
o•blique′ly, adv.
o•blique′ness, n.

oblique


Past participle: obliqued
Gerund: obliquing

Imperative
oblique
oblique
Present
I oblique
you oblique
he/she/it obliques
we oblique
you oblique
they oblique
Preterite
I obliqued
you obliqued
he/she/it obliqued
we obliqued
you obliqued
they obliqued
Present Continuous
I am obliquing
you are obliquing
he/she/it is obliquing
we are obliquing
you are obliquing
they are obliquing
Present Perfect
I have obliqued
you have obliqued
he/she/it has obliqued
we have obliqued
you have obliqued
they have obliqued
Past Continuous
I was obliquing
you were obliquing
he/she/it was obliquing
we were obliquing
you were obliquing
they were obliquing
Past Perfect
I had obliqued
you had obliqued
he/she/it had obliqued
we had obliqued
you had obliqued
they had obliqued
Future
I will oblique
you will oblique
he/she/it will oblique
we will oblique
you will oblique
they will oblique
Future Perfect
I will have obliqued
you will have obliqued
he/she/it will have obliqued
we will have obliqued
you will have obliqued
they will have obliqued
Future Continuous
I will be obliquing
you will be obliquing
he/she/it will be obliquing
we will be obliquing
you will be obliquing
they will be obliquing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been obliquing
you have been obliquing
he/she/it has been obliquing
we have been obliquing
you have been obliquing
they have been obliquing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been obliquing
you will have been obliquing
he/she/it will have been obliquing
we will have been obliquing
you will have been obliquing
they will have been obliquing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been obliquing
you had been obliquing
he/she/it had been obliquing
we had been obliquing
you had been obliquing
they had been obliquing
Conditional
I would oblique
you would oblique
he/she/it would oblique
we would oblique
you would oblique
they would oblique
Past Conditional
I would have obliqued
you would have obliqued
he/she/it would have obliqued
we would have obliqued
you would have obliqued
they would have obliqued

oblique

Used to describe any case of nouns other than the nominative or vocative.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oblique - any grammatical case other than the nominative
grammatical case, case - nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
accusative, accusative case, objective case - the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
dative, dative case - the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb
genitive, genitive case, possessive, possessive case - the case expressing ownership
vocative, vocative case - the case (in some inflected languages) used when the referent of the noun is being addressed
ablative, ablative case - the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
nominative, nominative case, subject case - the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
2.oblique - a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torsooblique - a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
abdominal, abdominal muscle, ab - the muscles of the abdomen
Adj.1.oblique - slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"
convergent - tending to come together from different directions
diverging, divergent - tending to move apart in different directions
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"
parallel - being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows"
perpendicular - intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other"
2.oblique - indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading; "used devious means to achieve success"; "gave oblique answers to direct questions"; "oblique political maneuvers"
indirect - extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow"

oblique

adjective
2. slanting, angled, sloped, sloping, inclined, tilted, tilting, slanted, diagonal, at an angle, asymmetrical, canted, aslant, slantwise, atilt, cater-cornered (U.S. informal) The mountain ridge runs at an oblique angle to the coastline.
3. sidelong, sideways, covert, indirect, furtive, surreptitious She gave him an oblique glance.

oblique

adjective
1. Angled at a slant:
2. Not taking a direct or straight line or course:
Translations
غَيْر مُباشِر، مُنْحَرِفمائِل
indirekteskrå
óbeinnská-, skáhallur
įstrižas
ieslīpsnetiešsslīps

oblique

[əˈbliːk]
A. ADJ
1. [angle etc] → oblicuo
2. (fig) [reference] → indirecto, tangencial; [reply] → evasivo
B. N (Typ) → oblicua f

oblique

[əˈbliːk]
adj
[angle] → oblique
at an oblique angle to sth → en oblique or en biais par rapport à qch
[allusion, reference, warning] → indirect(e)
n
(British) (= slash) → barre f oblique

oblique

adj
lineschief, schräg, geneigt; angleschief; (Gram) caseabhängig; oblique strokeSchrägstrich m
(fig) lookschief, schräg; courseschräg; method, style, replyindirekt; hint, referenceindirekt, versteckt; warningversteckt; criticismverdeckt; an oblique approach to the problemeine indirekte Art, an das Problem heranzugehen; he achieved his goal by rather oblique meanser erreichte sein Ziel auf Umwegen or (dishonestly) → auf krummen Wegen
nSchrägstrich m; and oblique orund Strich oder

oblique

[əˈbliːk]
1. adj (angle) → obliquo/a (fig) (allusion) → indiretto/a
2. n (Brit) (Typ) oblique (stroke)barra

oblique

(əˈbliːk) adjective
1. sloping. He drew an oblique line from one corner of the paper to the other.
2. not straight or direct. He made an oblique reference to his work.
oˈbliquely adverb

ob·lique

a. oblicuo-a, diagonal.

oblique

adj (rad, etc.) oblicuo
References in classic literature ?
The Chinese also make use of two kinds of tone in their poetry, the Ping or even, and the Tsze or oblique.
When the position of the stone is oblique, the motion of the island is so too: for in this magnet, the forces always act in lines parallel to its direction.
Are these last throwing out oblique hints touching tophet?
He desired Mr Blifil to conduct him immediately to the place, which as he approached he breathed forth vengeance mixed with lamentations; nor did he refrain from casting some oblique reflections on Mr Allworthy; insinuating that the wickedness of the country was principally owing to the encouragement he had given to vice, by having exerted such kindness to a bastard, and by having mitigated that just and wholesome rigour of the law which allots a very severe punishment to loose wenches.
They went towards the extreme stern, on the ship's lee side, where the deck, with the oblique energy of the wind, was now almost dipping into the creamy, sidelong-rushing sea.
My mother heard him say it; and he said those skeletons were two million years old, which astonished her and made her Kentucky pretensions look small and pretty antiphonal, not to say oblique.
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.
The third sort, is of those that may be accounted the left hands of courts; persons that are full of nimble and sinister tricks and shifts, whereby they pervert the plain and direct courses of courts, and bring justice into oblique lines and labyrinths.
Down, down, they sped, the wheels humming like a top, the dog-cart rocking right and left, its axis acquiring a slightly oblique set in relation to the line of progress; the figure of the horse rising and falling in undulations before them.
We can rarely strike a direct stroke, but must be content with an oblique one; we seldom have the satisfaction of yielding a direct benefit which is directly received.
Not on my account, Sir James," said Dorothea, determined not to lose the opportunity of freeing herself from certain oblique references to excellent matches.
In point of grazing, plunging, oblique, or enfilading, or point-blank firing, the English, French, and Prussians have nothing to learn; but their cannon, howitzers, and mortars are mere pocket-pistols compared with the formidable engines of the American artillery.