obliquity


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obliquity

(ŏ-blik -wă-tee) The angle between the equatorial and orbital planes of a celestial body.

obliquity

The characteristic in wide-angle or oblique photography that portrays the terrain and objects at such an angle and range that details necessary for interpretation are seriously masked or are at a very small scale, rendering interpretation difficult or impossible.
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Yakich's poem also illustrates what a fetish obliquity has become.
This implies that the primary encoding is hindered by the very obliquity of the lamellae.
The nutation in longitude [DELTA][psi] and the nutation in obliquity [DELTA][?
Obliquity -- a measure of the degree of deviation of the roots from being vertical (Wild et al.
A certain obliquity, which you associate with this practice, and which occurs in the angled glimpses and looking glass reflection, has a teasing medieval quality and is an occasional source of delight.
Thus they refined such crucial parameters as the length of the year and settled the millennium-long problem of the varying obliquity of the ecliptic.
Eliot is making a dark satiric point about the upper-crust English "culture of obliquity," to borrow a phrase from writer Michael Schmidt, which held a fascination for the Anglophilic American.
It may take a little time, but I would like to demonstrate why such obliquity is both necessary and important.
Some quick to arm, some for adventure': Norris remarks tartly that 'the "some" outrageously understates the casualties of the Somme', an understatement deliberately engineered by Pound since 'the Somme, now become lower case, slips into the pronomial obliquity and indeterminacy of the "some" '.
This oblique aphorism, about obliquity, was first uttered on a Berlin stage in 1959.
Both the fact of Crane's ideological involvement and the obliquity of his procedure are suggested by pursuing the hypothesis that Plessy is a shaping context for the novella.