oblique angle

noun

Definition of oblique angle

: an acute or obtuse angle

Examples of oblique angle in a Sentence

The dancer held his leg at an oblique angle to his body.
Recent Examples on the Web Malick has found an unusually oblique angle from which to approach Nazism, and there is no war footage in the film. Kyle Smith, National Review, 11 Dec. 2019 Even the second node of a two-piece kit has to reach it by way of both a wall and a floor/ceiling at a nasty oblique angle. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 4 Nov. 2019 Such pairings as white and green or two shades of yellow are calming, but Flick’s oblique angles disturb the peace. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2019 Just an oblique angle of the path and garden, the empty road beyond, and then the dark, shadowy expanse of the field stretching away into the distance. David Canfield, EW.com, 24 July 2019 His antler retoucher, for instance, bore the scars of striking chert at an oblique angle in the direction a right-handed flintknapper would use. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 22 June 2018 In one, a creamy pale yellow, the vessels appear slightly italicized by Wagner's oblique angle of view. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, 13 Mar. 2018 The series tapped deeply into the zeitgeist by glancing off that zeitgeist at an oblique angle. Todd Vanderwerff, Slate Magazine, 18 Dec. 2017 Your new novel comes at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at an oblique angle. Rachel Donadio, New York Times, 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of oblique angle

1647, in the meaning defined above

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“Oblique angle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oblique%20angle. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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oblique angle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of oblique angle

mathematics : an angle that is not 90 degrees : an acute or obtuse angle

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