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Origin of oblique

1400–50; late Middle English oblike<Latin oblīquus slanting; see ob- (second element obscure)

OTHER WORDS FROM oblique

o·blique·ness, nounsub·o·blique, adjectivesub·o·blique·ly, adverbsub·o·blique·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oblique

oblique
/ (əˈbliːk) /

adjective

noun

verb (intr)

to take or have an oblique direction
(of a military formation) to move forward at an angle

Derived forms of oblique

obliquely, adverbobliqueness, noun

Word Origin for oblique

C15: from Old French, from Latin oblīquus, of obscure origin
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Medical definitions for oblique

oblique
[ ō-blēk, ə-blēk ]

adj.

Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal.
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