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oblique

adjective uk   /əˈbliːk/ us    /oʊ-/

oblique adjective (ANGLE)

having a sloping direction, angle, or position: Through the window came the last few oblique rays of evening sunshine. He gave her an oblique glance. specialized mathematics (of an angle) either more or less than 90°

oblique adjective (NOT DIRECT)

Oblique remarks are not direct, so that the real meaning is not immediately clear: She made several oblique references to the current financial situation.

oblique

noun [C] uk   /əˈbliːk/ us    /oʊ-/ ( also oblique stroke) UK

oblique noun [C] (PUNCTUATION)

a slash noun : Fractions can be written with an oblique, for example 2/3.

oblique noun [C] (MUSCLE)

specialized anatomy one of the muscles that lies in a sloping direction from the middle of the body : Strong obliques (side abdominal muscles) support the lower back and help prevent back pain.
Translations of “oblique”
in Spanish oblicuo, indirecto…
in French oblique, indirect…
in German schräg, indirekt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 角度, 斜的, 傾斜的…
in Russian непрямой, косвенный…
in Turkish dolaylı, üstü kapalı, ima yollu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 角度, 斜的, 倾斜的…
in Polish zawoalowany, nie wprost…
(Definition of oblique from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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