oblique angle

noun

: 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 Nano-prisms view well at an angle Samsung's new nano-prism image has a sensitivity to light sources at more oblique angles compared to some conventional pixel tech today. IEEE Spectrum, 13 Dec. 2023 For all its abstract shapes and oblique angles, Aromáticas is playful and curious. Pitchfork, 7 Dec. 2023 In the ’50s and ’60s, the primal appeal of fluid spaces inspired the French architect Claude Parent to sing the wonders of oblique angles and inclined planes. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 22 Feb. 2023 Specifically, waves passing through the innermost inner core slowed down when approaching from an oblique angle to the equator. Kasha Patel, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Feb. 2023 Till, similar to ABC's limited series Women of the Movement earlier this year, chooses to approach from a unique if more oblique angle, centering Emmett's mother Mamie Till-Mobley (Danielle Deadwyler) and her valiant, often lonely struggle to find any form of justice and accountability for her son. Leah Greenblatt and Darren Franich, EW.com, 14 Oct. 2022 Till, in theaters Oct. 14, comes at it from a unique if more oblique angle, centering Emmett's mother Mamie Till-Mobley (Danielle Deadwyler) and her valiant, often lonely struggle to find any form of justice and accountability for her son. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 13 Oct. 2022 Kogonada approaches the same quandary from a more oblique angle. David Sims, The Atlantic, 4 Mar. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oblique angle was in 1647

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“Oblique angle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oblique%20angle. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

oblique angle

noun
: an acute or obtuse angle
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