obliquity

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

obliq·ui·ty

noun \ō-ˈbli-kwə-tē, ə-\
plural obliq·ui·ties

Definition of OBLIQUITY

1
:  deviation from moral rectitude or sound thinking
2
a :  deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; also :  the amount of such deviation
b :  the angle between the planes of the earth's equator and orbit having a value of about 23°27′ <obliquity of the ecliptic>
3
a :  indirectness or deliberate obscurity of speech or conduct
b :  an obscure or confusing statement

Examples of OBLIQUITY

  1. <her poetry is sure to satisfy those readers who readily confuse obliquity with profundity>

First Known Use of OBLIQUITY

15th century

Rhymes with OBLIQUITY

obliq·ui·ty

noun \ō-ˈblik-wət-ē, ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural obliq·ui·ties

Medical Definition of OBLIQUITY

: the quality or state of being oblique : deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; also : the amount of such deviation

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