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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
The even tone has two variations differing from each other only in pitch; the oblique tone has three variations, known as "Rising, Sinking, and Entering." In a seven-syllable verse the odd syllables can have any tone; as regards the even syllables, when the second syllable is even, then the fourth is oblique, and the sixth even.
By this oblique motion, the island is conveyed to different parts of the monarch's dominions.
I recognized by the oblique feet that it was some extinct creature after the fashion of the Megatherium.
The Victoria was then taking an oblique line to the westward.
The first party consisted of Pfuel and his adherents- military theorists who believed in a science of war with immutable laws- laws of oblique movements, outflankings, and so forth.
But the projectile was perceptibly nearing the moon, and evidently succumbed to her influence to a certain degree; though its own velocity also drew it in an oblique direction.
This can be seen clearly at low magnification and from the top-down view, thereby not requiring oblique views.
The shooting guard suffered an (https://www.ibtimes.com/celtics-suffer-multiple-injury-blow-ahead-playoffs-stevens-provides-update-2783843) oblique bruise during the game against Orlando Magic  on Sunday night, which has now been upgraded to a torn oblique muscle.
Anatomical Parameters of the Rectus Capitis Posterior Major and Obliqus Capitis Inferior Muscles Based on an Oblique Sagittal Magnetic Resonance Scan Method
Today, it extends its location content to include new aerial geospatial data services--Nearmap Panorama and Nearmap Oblique imagery.
Minimally invasive oblique lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-OLIF) is one of the novel lateral lumbar interbody fusion techniques.