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  Words related to oblique

Related / Similar Words: external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, abdominal external oblique muscle, oblique case, devious

 

Definition:
  • a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso;
  • any grammatical case other than the nominative;
  • indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading; "used devious means to achieve success"; "gave oblique answers to direct questions"; "oblique political maneuvers";
  • slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angular; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its bas;

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    See Also: convergent, divergent, diverging, inclined

     

    Hyponyms: accusative, accusative case, objective case, dative, dative case, genitive, genitive case, possessive case, vocative, vocative case, ablative, ablative case

     

     
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