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obliquity

[ uh-blik-wi-tee, oh-blik- ]
/ əˈblɪk wɪ ti, oʊˈblɪk- /
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noun, plural o·bliq·ui·ties.
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Origin of obliquity

1375–1425; late Middle English obliquitee<Middle French obliquite<Latin oblīquitās, equivalent to oblīqu(us) oblique + -itās-ity

OTHER WORDS FROM obliquity

o·bliq·ui·tous, adjective
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How to use obliquity in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for obliquity

obliquity
/ (əˈblɪkwɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
the state or condition of being oblique
a deviation from the perpendicular or horizontal
a moral or mental deviation
Also called: obliquity of the ecliptic astronomy the angle between the plane of the earth's orbit and that of the celestial equator, equal to approximately 23° 27′ at present

Derived forms of obliquity

obliquitous, adjective
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Medical definitions for obliquity

obliquity
[ ō-blĭkwĭ-tē, ə-blĭk- ]

n.
asynclitism
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