Obliquity meaning

ō-blĭkwĭ-tē, ə-blĭk-
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Indirection in conduct or verbal expression; lack of straightforwardness.
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The state or quality of being oblique.
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An oblique statement, action, etc.
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A turning aside from moral conduct or sound thinking.
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The angle between the planes of a planet's equator and its orbit about the sun: for the earth (obliquity of the ecliptic) it is currently c. 23° 26.5′ and will decrease at the rate of 0.47″ a year for c. 1,500 years, at which time it will begin to increase again.
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The quality of being oblique in direction, deviating from the horizontal or vertical; or the angle created by such a deviation. [from 15th c.]
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Mental or moral deviation or perversity; immorality. [from 15th c.]
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The quality of being obscure, oftentimes willfully, sometimes as an exercise in euphemism. [from 17th c.]
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Origin of obliquity

  • From Middle French obliquité, from Latin obliquitas, from obliquus (“oblique").

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