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Definition of oblique
1neither parallel nor at a right angle to a specified or implied line; slanting:we sat on the settee oblique to the fireplace not explicit or direct in addressing a point:he issued an oblique attack on the president Geometry (of a line, plane figure, or surface) inclined at other than a right angle. Geometry (of an angle) acute or obtuse. Geometry (of a cone, cylinder, etc.) with an axis not perpendicular to the plane of its base. Anatomy (especially of a muscle) neither parallel nor perpendicular to the long axis of a body or limb. 2 Grammar denoting any case other than the nominative or vocative.
1a muscle neither parallel nor perpendicular to the long axis of a body or limb.
Remember that oblique
ends with -que