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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: obliquus

oblique

1 adjective
     
o‧blique1
1 not expressed in a direct way [= indirect]:
an oblique reference to his drinking problem
2 not looking, pointing etc directly at something:
an oblique glance
3

oblique line/stroke etc

AVD a sloping line etc
4

oblique angle

technicalHM an angle that is not 90 degrees
obliquely adverb

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