Complete Definition of "slant"

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Pronunciation
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A slope or incline.

#:The house was built on a bit of a slant and was never quite level.

  1. A bias, tendency, or leaning; a perspective or angle.

#:It was a well written article, but it had a bit of a leftist slant.

  1. pejorative A person of Asian descent

Translations
trans-top|A slope or incline
Chinese: æå¡ (xie po)
Finnish: rinne
French: pente f
trans-mid
German: Schräge f
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trans-top|A bias
Chinese: åè§ (pian jian)
Finnish: näkökulma, asenne
French: connotation f
trans-mid
German: einseitige Ausrichtung f
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To lean, tilt or incline.

#:If you slant the track a little more, the marble will roll down it faster.

  1. To bias or skew.

#:The group tends to slant its policies in favor of the big businesses it serves.

Translations
trans-top|To lean, slope or incline
French: pencher
German: abschrägen
trans-mid
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trans-top|To bias or skew
French: biaiser
German: einseitig ausrichten
trans-mid
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Derived terms
aslant

Category:English ergative verbs

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