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skew

1. Machinery having a component that is at an angle to the main axis of an assembly or is in some other way asymmetrical
2. Maths
a. composed of or being elements that are neither parallel nor intersecting as, for example, two lines not lying in the same plane in a three-dimensional space
b. (of a curve) not lying in a plane
3. Psychol the system of relationships in a family in which one parent is extremely dominating while the other parent tends to be meekly compliant

skew

see MEASURES OF DISPERSION.

skew

[skyü]
(computer science)
In character recognition, a condition arising at the read station whereby a character or a line of characters appears in a “twisted” manner in relation to a real or imaginary horizontal baseline.
(electronics)
The deviation of a received facsimile frame from rectangularity due to lack of synchronism between scanner and recorder; expressed numerically as the tangent of the angle of this deviation.
The degree of nonsynchronism of supposedly parallel bits when bit-coded characters are read from magnetic tape.
(mechanical engineering)
Gearing whose shafts are neither interesecting nor parallel.
(science and technology)
Deviating from rectangularity or a straight line.

kneeler, kneestone, skew

kneeler, 1: K
1. A building stone which is sloped on top and flat on the bottom, as the stone that supports inclined coping on the slope of a gable. Also see footstone; gable springer.
2. The stone that breaks the horizontal-vertical unit-and-joint pattern of a normal masonry wall to begin the curve or angle of an arch or vault.

skew

(1) The misalignment of a document or punch card in the feed tray or hopper that prohibits it from being scanned or read properly.

(2) In facsimile, the difference in rectangularity between the received and transmitted page.

(3) In communications, a change of timing or phases in a transmission signal.

(4) See cylinder skew and head skew.
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Do not confuse line-to-line skew in a differential pair with jitter in the eye diagram.
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The good news for NBC, though, is that "Frasier's" Thursday numbers are at least competitive with "Seinfeld's" golden skews of the past, which were often the best on any network's primetime schedule.
Nasdaq:IDTI), a leading communications IC provider, today extended its clock management solution offerings for the enterprise, wireless and access infrastructure markets with the introduction of the next-generation TurboClock(R) II series of programmable skew phase-locked loops (PLLs).
The RoboClock II family of clock skew products gives designers the flexibility they need to build high-speed communications systems.
IDT (Nasdaq:IDTI), a leading communications IC provider, today introduced new and improved TurboClock(TM) programmable skew clock buffers.
SiS selected Ultima ClockWise based on its superior performance in handling large and complex chips and its unique capability of performing useful skew clock tree synthesis.
The RoboClock II devices build on the original RoboClock family's programmable skew, zero propagation delay, 50-50 duty cycle, and the ability to distribute a spread-spectrum signal.
RoboClock devices are the most programmable clock skew buffers in the world, compensating for clock skews arising from varying circuit board trace lengths and device set-up and hold times.
The combination of Columbus for the interconnect modeling and Cartier for the analysis of clock skews and delays delivers the accurate data needed to make our engineers successful.
Multiple skews and skew styles allow for flexibility in the creation and assignment of skews and volatilities.
They simplify the skew estimation of the printed text.