Origin of skewing
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of skew
Related Words for skewingbias, misrepresent, alter, slant, doctor, color, curve, contort, twist, warp, fake, fudge, falsify, change, bend, misshape
Examples from the Web for skewing
Contemporary Examples of skewing
Now Cantlie appears to accuse the Western media of skewing coverage of the month-long siege.An ISIS Hostage on the Dark Side
October 27, 2014
The older group smoked more, had more strokes and heart attacks and in all ways was inferior, resulting in a skewing of the data.Up to Speed: The Cholesterol Mess
November 19, 2013
Labor unions have long been a strong political force in Michigan, skewing heavily toward Democrats.Michigan Labor Vows 2014 Revenge for Snyder’s Right-to-Work Law
Jay Scott Smith
December 12, 2012
“You think of text as skewing to a younger demographic—which is true,” Manis explained in a phone call Tuesday afternoon.Save the World in 10 Seconds
November 27, 2010
Historical Examples of skewing
"Here is something to make you a winter dress," said I, skewing her the silk.
Calm yourself, and don't be afraid of my skewing you any violence; that would suit your game too well.
- composed of or being elements that are neither parallel nor intersecting as, for example, two lines not lying in the same plane in a three-dimensional space
- (of a curve) not lying in a plane
Word Origin for skew
late 15c., "to turn aside" (intransitive), from Old North French eskiuer "shy away from, avoid," Old French eschiver (see eschew). Transitive sense of "turn (something) aside" is from 1570s. Meaning "depict unfairly" first recorded 1872, on notion of being "give oblique direction to," hence "to distort, to make slant." Statistical sense dates from 1929. Related: Skewed; skewing. The adjectival meaning "slanting, turned to one side" is recorded from c.1600, from the verb; noun meaning "slant, deviation" first attested 1680s.