Definition for oblique projection (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), o·bliqued, o·bliqu·ing.
Origin of oblique
British Dictionary definitions for oblique projection
- (of lines, planes, etc) neither perpendicular nor parallel to one another or to another line, plane, etc
- not related to or containing a right angle
Word Origin for oblique
Word Origin and History for oblique projection
early 15c., from Middle French oblique (14c.) and directly from Latin obliquus "slanting, sidelong, indirect," from ob "against" (see ob-) + root of licinus "bent upward," from PIE root *lei- "to bend, be movable" (see limb (n.1)). As a type of muscles, in reference to the axis of the body, 1610s (adj.), 1800 (n.). Related: Obliquely; obliqueness.