Definition of Oblique angle

1. Noun. An angle that is not a right angle or a multiple of a right angle.

Generic synonyms: Angle
Specialized synonyms: Acute Angle, Obtuse Angle
Antonyms: Right Angle

Definition of Oblique angle

1. Noun. (geometry) Any angle that is not a right angle or multiple of right angles. ¹

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Literary usage of Oblique angle

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1. The Academician,: Containing the Elements of Scholastic Science, and the by Albert Picket, John W. Picket (1820)
"This rectilinear angle is said to be an oblique angle, because it is not a ... This oblique angle is smaller than a right angle. As this oblique angle is ..."

2. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey: Made Under the by United States Department of the Interior, William Hemsley Emory, Spencer Fullerton Baird, Charles Frederic Girard, Timothy Abbott Conrad, George Engelmann, James Hall, Charles Christopher Parry, Arthur Carl Victor Schott, John Torrey (1859)
"... and producing one of the most remarkable features on the face of the globe—that of a river traversing at an oblique angle a chain of lofty mountains, ..."

3. Sherwin's Mathematical Tables: Contriv'd After a Most Comprehensive Method Henry Sherwin by Henry Sherwin (1761)
"Add the Co-tangent of one oblique angle to the Co-tangent of the other oblique ... Add the Radius to the Co-fine of either oblique angle, and from the fum ..."

4. Rudimentary Dictionary of Terms Used in Architecture, Civil, Architecture by John Weale (1850)
"Oblique, in geometry, aslant; not direct ; not perpendicular nor parallel Oblique angle, one that is greater or less than a right angle Oblique-angled ..."

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