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oblique

1. 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
2. Biology having asymmetrical sides or planes
3. (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
4. Navigation the act of changing course by less than 90?
5. an aerial photograph taken at an oblique angle

oblique

[ə′blēk]
(anatomy)
Referring to a muscle, positioned obliquely and having one end that is not attached to bone.
(botany)
Referring to a leaf, having the two sides of a blade unequal.
(science and technology)
Having a slanted direction or position.
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New Delhi [India], Jan 9 ( ANI ): National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday welcomed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's recent assertion on talks between India and Pakistan, though obliquely, and congratulated her for finally 'realising' only dialogue can end the mayhem.
Ceiling cladding made of obliquely fixed, folded aluminum slats, consisting of individual, fold-down elements, designed as a heating and cooling ceiling, as well as support points EG, OG1 and OG2, total 530 m2.
What was once thought to be an endurable scandal quickly made his position untenable as members of his own party, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, called for him to step down, and even President Obama more obliquely suggested that he ought to.
NNA - 27/4/2011 A number of youths from the area of Jerd Allay staged a sit-in on Wednesday afternoon, blocking International Sawfar Highway in both directions with burning tires and garbage bins in protest of the high cost of fuel prices especially the price of Benzene, which obliquely leads to towering of food products' prices.
A humorous dichotomy exists between Baillie's very realistic dialogue and scene-setting, and the bevy of ridiculous and, at times, lewd and mentally troubled recurring characters (Suitcase Man, Lavender, Morality Man, the serial masturbator, the secret admirer who regards himself as Rigoletto in letters obliquely addressed to Miriam, whom he fancies to be his Gilda).
Patented recently is a sanitary napkin that is provided with large rear flaps to effectively prevent liquid from leaking obliquely rearward.
The authors' affiliations are only obliquely identified through the acknowledgments for their papers; there is no index.
The closest it gets is when gruff northerner Alan obliquely compares himself to the Incredible Hulk.
He has now written another disingenuous letter (March 24) trying to further muddy the water on Canton parking issues, while continuing to obliquely refer to the Canton councillors as "officialdom" when he knows full well that the scheme is being implemented by the council which is run by a Lib-Dem/Plaid coalition which, strangely enough, includes Coun Keith Parry.
Mangini starts from the pictorial technique of anamorphosis, in which images are transformed and deformed when seen head-on, but are clear when viewed obliquely (for example, in Hans Holbein's "The Ambassadors").
The story was about a presentation I did in a college class about intimacy, comparing the chorus of the song (Your love is one in a million/ it goes on and on and on/ you give me a really good feeling/ all day long) with a Carl Phillips poem about holding a dead bird close to your face (I can/ almost see to where what happens next has happened) and spoke obliquely about closeness and relationships and regularity.
intelligence officials told Congress last week that Israel bombed a secret Syrian nuclear reactor on September 6th, the prime minister appeared to refer obliquely to the incident as a boon for the Jewish state's long-term well-being.