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.

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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, "Ötzi the Iceman spent his last days trying to repair his tools," 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, "In Catherine Wagner's luminous photographs, shadows of the great Giorgio Morandi," 13 Mar. 2018 The series tapped deeply into the zeitgeist by glancing off that zeitgeist at an oblique angle. Todd Vanderwerff, Slate Magazine, "The most fascinating show on TV was the news.," 18 Dec. 2017 Your new novel comes at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at an oblique angle. Rachel Donadio, New York Times, "Nathan Englander Channels His Inner John le Carré," 31 Aug. 2017 But viewed from a more oblique angle, could the fresh revelations actually be good news for Trump? David A. Graham, The Atlantic, "Is Trump's 'Wiretap' Claim Vindicated?," 19 Sep. 2017

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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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