noun, plural o·bliq·ui·ties.
- oblique section,
- oblique triangle,
- oblique vein of left atrium,
- oblique-slip fault,
- obliquity of the ecliptic,
- obliterating endarteritis,
Origin of obliquity
Examples from the Web for obliquity
The next word that Mr. Crawford gave out from the "Speller" was obliquity.In The Boyhood of Lincoln|Hezekiah Butterworth
They were wide and brown, deep as grotto pools, and strange, with a hint of obliquity alien to him by untold centuries.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
On the anomaly of the Prcession of the quinoxes, & of the obliquity of the Zodiack.On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth|William Gilbert of Colchester
He rendered much service to the science of astronomy, and first observed the obliquity of the ecliptic.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
The Chinese also determined the obliquity of the ecliptic eleven hundred years before our era.Beacon Lights of History, Volume III|John Lord
noun plural -ties
early 15c., from Middle French obliquité (14c.), from Latin obliquitatem (nominative obliquitas) "slanting direction, obliquity," noun of quality from obliquus (see oblique).