oblique

phonetic symbol: / əblík / 

oblique - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
abdominal external oblique muscle , external oblique muscle , musculus obliquus externus abdominis

[ noun ]
■ any grammatical case other than the nominative
oblique case

[ adjective satellite ]
■ indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way
■ misleading
e.g.)
・gave oblique answers to direct questions
・oblique political maneuvers
devious

[ adjective ]
■ slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
e.g.)
・the oblique rays of the winter sun
・acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles
・the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base

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