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oblique Tweet Definition of oblique Like Definition of oblique on Facebook
  1. (geometry) An oblique line.
  2. (rare) The punctuation sign "/"
verb (obliques, obliquing, obliqued)
  1. To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.
  • Projecting his person towards it in a line which obliqued from the bottom of his spine. - Sir. W. Scott.
    1. (military) To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; " formerly accomplished by oblique steps, now by direct steps, the men half- facing either to the right or left.
  1. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.
  • It has a direction oblique to that of the former motion. - Cheyne.
    1. Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
  • The love we bear our friends . . . Hath in it certain oblique ends. - Drayton.
  • This mode of oblique research, when a more direct one is denied, we find to be the only one in our power. - De Quincey.
  • Then would be closed the restless, oblique eye. <br /> That looks for evil, like a treacherous spy. - Wordworth.
    1. Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.
    His natural affection in a direct line was strong, in an oblique but weak. - Baker.
    1. (botany, of leaves) Having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side larger or extending further than the other.
    obtuse Tweet Definition of obtuse Like Definition of obtuse on Facebook
    adjective ((compar) more obtuse, (superl) most obtuse)
    1. intellectual, Intellectually dull or dim-witted.
    2. indirect, Indirect or circuitous.
    3. Of sound: deadened or muffled.
    4. blunt, Blunt; not sharp.
    5. (geometry) Of an angle: greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.
    6. (geometry) Of a triangle: with one obtuse angle.
    odd-pinnate Tweet Definition of odd-pinnate Like Definition of odd-pinnate on Facebook
    1. (botany)Pinnate with a single leaflets at the apex
    offset Tweet Definition of offset Like Definition of offset on Facebook
    1. Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.
    Today's victory was an to yesterday's defeat.
    1. (context, international trade) A form of countertrade arrangement, in which the seller agrees to purchase within a set time frame products of a certain value from the the buying country. This kind of deals are often used in large international public sector contracts such as arms sales.
    2. (rfv-sense) A time at which something begins.
    You can hear the gun go off at the of the race.
    1. Offset printing.
    2. (programming) The difference between a target memory address and a base address.
    An array of bytes uses its index as the , of words a multiple thereof.
    1. The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.
    There is a small between the switch and the indicator which some users found confusing.
    verb (offsets, offsetting, offset)
    1. To compensate for something.
    I'll the time diffence locally.
    offshoot Tweet Definition of offshoot Like Definition of offshoot on Facebook
    1. That which shoot off, shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree.
    orthotropic Tweet Definition of orthotropic Like Definition of orthotropic on Facebook
    1. (botany) growing, Growing vertically, either upwards or downwards.
    ovary Tweet Definition of ovary Like Definition of ovary on Facebook
    noun (ovari, es)
    1. (anatomy) A female reproductive organ, often paired, that produces ova and in mammals secretes the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
    2. (botany) The lower part of a pistil or carpel that bears ovules and ripens into fruit.
    overblown Tweet Definition of overblown Like Definition of overblown on Facebook
    1. Of exaggerated importance; too heavily emphasized, hyped, etc.
    They went all that way just to be in some conference?
    overgrow Tweet Definition of overgrow Like Definition of overgrow on Facebook
    1. (intransitive) To grow beyond one's boundaries or containments.
    overgrowth Tweet Definition of overgrowth Like Definition of overgrowth on Facebook
    1. A usually abundant, luxuriant growth over or on something else. A tangle of growth occuring at the top of trees involving vines and branches, common in jungles.
    2. An excessive growth or increase in numbers.
    3. Excessive size; usually caused by over-production of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.
    overrun Tweet Definition of overrun Like Definition of overrun on Facebook
    verb (overruns, overrunning, overran, overrun)
    1. To invade in great numbers, to seize an enemy's positions conclusively.
    2. To go on for too long.
    ovoid Tweet Definition of ovoid Like Definition of ovoid on Facebook
    1. Shaped like an oval.
    2. Egg-shaped.

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