[ uh-blik-wi-tee, oh-blik- ]
/ əˈblɪk wɪ ti, oʊˈblɪk- /

noun, plural o·bliq·ui·ties.

Origin of obliquity

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

Related forms

o·bliq·ui·tous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for 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

obliquitous, adjective
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Medicine definitions for obliquity


[ ō-blĭkwĭ-tē, ə-blĭk- ]


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