obliquity

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

Definition of obliquity

plural obliquities
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 in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of obliquity

15th century


Medical Dictionary

obliquity

noun obliq·ui·ty \ ō-ˈblik-wət-ē, ə- \

medical Definition of obliquity

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


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