obliquity: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-blik'wi-tē, ō-blik'-), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. the state of being oblique.
  2. divergence from moral conduct, rectitude, etc.; immorality, dishonesty, or the like.
  3. an instance of such divergence.
  4. mental perversity.
  5. an instance of mental perversity.
  6. an inclination or a degree of inclination.
  7. a confusing or obscure statement or passage of writing, esp. one deliberately made obscure.
  8. Also calledthe angle between the plane of the earth's orbit and that of the earth's equator, equal to 23°27&minsym;; the inclination of the earth's equator.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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