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Definition of Obliquity

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state of being oblique; slant, incline; deviation, aberration; state of being indirect, lack of straightforwardness
Obliquity Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The condition of being oblique; deviation from a right line; deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; the amount of such deviation; divergence; as, the obliquity of the ecliptic to the equator.
  
(n.)
Deviation from ordinary rules; irregularity; deviation from moral rectitude.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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obliquity
\ob*liq"ui*ty\, n.; pl. obliquities (#). [l. obliquitas: cf. f. obliquité.]
1. the condition of being oblique; deviation from a right line; deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; the amount of such deviation; divergence; as, the obliquity of the ecliptic to the equator.
2. deviation from ordinary rules; irregularity; deviation from moral rectitude. to disobey [god] imports a moral obliquity.
obliquity
n
1. the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle [syn: asynclitism]


2. the quality of being deceptive [syn: deceptiveness]



JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gogwydd = n. obliquity, bent
Goleddf = n. slight obliquity
Gosgo = n. obliquity, slope
Gwyredd, Gwyrddni = obliquity; wryness; bias
Osgo = n. obliquity, slope
Osgoedd = n. obliquity; starting
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle
(synonym) asynclitism
(hypernym) abnormality, abnormalcy, abnormal condition
(part-holonym) parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed
2. the quality of being deceptive
(synonym) deceptiveness
(hypernym) dishonesty
(hyponym) speciousness, meretriciousness
Obliquity Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The characteristic in wide-angle or oblique photography that portrays the terrain and objects at such an angle and range that details necessary for interpretation are seriously masked or are at a very small scale, rendering interpretation difficult or impossible.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Obliquity Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
The angle between the plane of the Earth's orbit (the ecliptic) and the plane of the Earth's equator. This angle varies from about 22° to 24.5° over a period of 40,000 years. Currently the obliquity is about 23.5° . This "tilt" of the Earth's axis is responsible for the seasons.
Astronomy and Physics Terms by ExploreSpace.com
The angle between a body's equatorial plane and orbital plane.
Obliquity Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In astronomy, axial tilt, also known as obliquity, is the angle between an object's rotational axis and its orbital axis, or, equivalently, the angle between its equatorial plane and orbital plane. It differs from orbital inclination.

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