obliquity

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noun obliq·ui·ty \ō-ˈbli-kwə-tē, ə-\

Definition of obliquity

plural

obliquities

  1. 1 :  deviation from moral rectitude or sound thinking

  2. 2a :  deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; also :  the amount of such deviationb :  the angle between the planes of the earth's equator and orbit having a value of about 23°27′ obliquity of the ecliptic

  3. 3a :  indirectness or deliberate obscurity of speech or conductb :  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

15th Century

First Known Use of obliquity

15th century


Medical Dictionary

obliquity

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noun obliq·ui·ty \ō-ˈblik-wət-ē, ə-\

Medical Definition of obliquity

plural

obliquities

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



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