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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.

skewed

(skjuːd)
adj
distorted or biased
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.skewed - 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"
Translations

skewed

[ˈskjuːd] ADJsesgado, torcido (also fig)

skewed

[ˈskjuːd] adj (= distorted) [view, results, statistics] → faussé(e)
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