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leaning, angle, predisposition, viewpoint, tilt, skew, orient, warp, incline, gradient, rake, lean, diagonal, grade, cant, declination, ramp, pitch, inclination, camber

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slang dictionary, slanging match, slanguage, slangy, slank, slant, slant board, slant culture, slant front, slant height, slant rhyme

Origin of slant

First recorded in 1485–95; aphetic variant of aslant
SYNONYMS FOR slant
1 lean, incline. See slope.
6 incline, inclination, pitch, obliquity, obliqueness.
Related formsslant·ing·ly, slant·ly, adverbun·slant·ed, adjectiveun·slant·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for slant

slant

/ (slɑːnt) /

verb

noun

adjective

oblique, sloping
Derived Formsslanting, adjectiveslantingly or slantly, adverb

Word Origin for slant

C17: short for aslant, probably of Scandinavian origin
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