- a process of removing excess gold leaf from a stamped surface.
- skewings, the gold leaf so removed.
Origin of skewing
- to turn aside or swerve; take an oblique course.
- to look obliquely; squint.
- to give an oblique direction to; shape, form, or cut obliquely.
- Slang. to make conform to a specific concept, attitude, or planned result; slant: The television show is skewed to the young teenager.
- to distort; depict unfairly.
- having an oblique direction or position; slanting.
- having a part that deviates from a straight line, right angle, etc.: skew gearing.
- Mathematics. (of a dyad or dyadic) equal to the negative of its conjugate.
- (of an arch, bridge, etc.) having the centerline of its opening forming an oblique angle with the direction in which its spanning structure is built.
- Statistics. (of a distribution) having skewness.
- an oblique movement, direction, or position.
- Also called skew chisel. a wood chisel having a cutting edge set obliquely.
Origin of skew
Examples from the Web for skewing
Now Cantlie appears to accuse the Western media of skewing coverage of the month-long siege.An ISIS Hostage on the Dark Side
October 27, 2014
The older group smoked more, had more strokes and heart attacks and in all ways was inferior, resulting in a skewing of the data.Up to Speed: The Cholesterol Mess
November 19, 2013
Labor unions have long been a strong political force in Michigan, skewing heavily toward Democrats.Michigan Labor Vows 2014 Revenge for Snyder’s Right-to-Work Law
Jay Scott Smith
December 12, 2012
“You think of text as skewing to a younger demographic—which is true,” Manis explained in a phone call Tuesday afternoon.Save the World in 10 Seconds
November 27, 2010
"Here is something to make you a winter dress," said I, skewing her the silk.
Calm yourself, and don't be afraid of my skewing you any violence; that would suit your game too well.
- placed in or turning into an oblique position or course
- machinery having a component that is at an angle to the main axis of an assembly or is in some other way asymmetricala skew bevel gear
- composed of or being elements that are neither parallel nor intersecting as, for example, two lines not lying in the same plane in a three-dimensional space
- (of a curve) not lying in a plane
- (of a statistical distribution) not having equal probabilities above and below the mean; non-normal
- distorted or biased
- an oblique, slanting, or indirect course or position
- psychol the system of relationships in a family in which one parent is extremely dominating while the other parent tends to be meekly compliant
- to take or cause to take an oblique course or direction
- (intr) to look sideways; squint
- (tr) to place at an angle
- (tr) to distort or bias
Word Origin and History for skewing
late 15c., "to turn aside" (intransitive), from Old North French eskiuer "shy away from, avoid," Old French eschiver (see eschew). Transitive sense of "turn (something) aside" is from 1570s. Meaning "depict unfairly" first recorded 1872, on notion of being "give oblique direction to," hence "to distort, to make slant." Statistical sense dates from 1929. Related: Skewed; skewing. The adjectival meaning "slanting, turned to one side" is recorded from c.1600, from the verb; noun meaning "slant, deviation" first attested 1680s.
- A transformation of coordinates in which one coordinate is displaced in one direction in proportion to its distance from a coordinate plane or axis. A rectangle, for example, that undergoes skew is transformed into a parallelogram. Also called shear