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obliqueadjective

us   /oʊˈblik, ə-/
  • oblique adjective (INDIRECT)

not clear or direct: He made an oblique reference to their relationship.
  • oblique adjective (DIAGONAL)

having a sloping direction, angle, or position: the oblique rays of the afternoon sun
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obliqueadjective

uk   /əˈbliːk/ us   /oʊˈbliːk/

obliquenoun [C]

uk   /əˈbliːk/ us   /oʊˈbliːk/ also oblique stroke UK
  • 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.
(Definition of oblique from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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