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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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Having a larger area of muscle attachment on one valve than the other is one means by which muscle obliqueness can be increased.
Due to the vastness of the web, interpretative travels initiated by a poem are likely to diverge markedly for different interpreters; indeed, the obliqueness and suggestiveness of much poetry make it likely that the web searches triggered from reading a poem will vary.
Entrusted to a language that rises to the heavens of grand tradition and descends to the bowels of dialect, the novel intersperses narrative moments and documentary fictions with a unity approaching that of music: its form confirms that certain anomalies, a certain obliqueness of gaze--ultimately an unengaged intellect--yields intriguing effects.
Translation encounters the twists of language, its equivocations, the indirectness, the obliqueness of its interpretive trajectories.
In "Rabbit," the sexual rapprochement between Gudrun Brangwen and Gerald Crich is mediated by a "pornographic" obliqueness that affords a thrilling glimpse into "the obscene beyond.
Ida y vuelta (1930) exemplifies, together with Proustian devices, a Modernist merging of theme and form in its representation of consciousness and narrative obliqueness, and anticipates the later Memorias de Leticia Valle.
The contrast between the obliqueness with which Woolf depicts Crosby and the immediacy of other characters' streams of consciousness lends the servant's characterization a sense of incompleteness.
At their best, they remind the reader of a Trollope or a de Maupassant, in the precision of their observations about human nature or in the obliqueness of their insight.
For the final determination of the order of variants there is calculated a utility function which is based on values for the average, dispersion and obliqueness of the total evaluation of variants.
Evaluating two decades of US sanctions to curb Iran's nuclear appetite, the US Congress' Government Accountability Office recently concluded that the results are "unclear," adding with candid obliqueness that "some evidence, such as foreign firms signing contracts to invest in Iran's energy and Iran's continued proliferation efforts, raise questions about the extent of the sanctions' impact.
I see Oedipus as a modern man, self-made, tough and bold, who uses language as a weapon to cut through verbal adiposity and obliqueness," he says.
Though some might prefer the direct representations of "Jane Austen" as a character offered in recent novels and films, (8) in my view McEwan's evocation of Austen through Briony gains in power because of its obliqueness.