Definition of oblique

Definition of oblique
  1. oblique Adjective Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.
  2. oblique Adjective Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
  3. oblique Adjective Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.
  4. oblique Adjective Having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side larger or extending further than the other.
  5. oblique Noun An oblique line.
  6. oblique Noun The punctuation sign "/"
  7. oblique Noun The oblique case.
  8. oblique Verb To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.
  9. oblique Verb To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; " formerly accomplished by "oblique" steps, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either to the right or left."
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