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Related to obliqueness: sedulously
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.
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.
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.]
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|Noun||1.||obliqueness - the property of being neither parallel nor perpendicular, but at a slanting angle|
|2.||obliqueness - the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly|
indirectness - having the characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal
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obliqueness[əˈbliːknɪs] N [of angle] → oblicuidad f (fig) [of reference] → lo indirecto, lo tangencial; [of reply] → evasividad f
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