oblique

The Correct spelling is: oblique

Common misspellings of the word oblique are:

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  • adj.
      1. Having a slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined.
      2. Mathematics. Designating geometric lines or planes that are neither parallel nor perpendicular.
    1. Botany. Having sides of unequal length or form: an oblique leaf.
    2. Anatomy. Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal: oblique muscles or ligaments.
      1. Indirect or evasive: oblique political maneuvers.
      2. Devious, misleading, or dishonest: gave oblique answers to the questions.
    3. Not direct in descent; collateral.
    4. Grammar. Designating any noun case except the nominative or the vocative.
    n.
    1. An oblique thing, such as a line, direction, or muscle.
    2. Nautical. The act of changing course by less than 90°.
    adv. (ō-blīk', ə-blīk')

    At an angle of 45°.

    [Middle English, from Old French, from Latin oblīquus.]

    obliquely o·blique'ly adv.
    obliqueness o·blique'ness n.


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