Definition of Skew

1. Verb. Turn or place at an angle. "The lines on the sheet of paper are skewed"

Generic synonyms: Reorient
Antonyms: Align

2. Adjective. Having an oblique or slanting direction or position. "The picture was skew"
Exact synonyms: Skewed
Similar to: Inclined
Derivative terms: Skewness

Definition of Skew

2. a. Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; -- chiefly used in technical phrases.

3. n. A stone at the foot of the slope of a gable, the offset of a buttress, or the like, cut with a sloping surface and with a check to receive the coping stones and retain them in place.

4. v. i. To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely.

5. v. t. To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position.

Definition of Skew

1. Adjective. (mathematics) Neither perpendicular nor parallel (usually said of two lines). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To change or alter in a particular direction. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To throw or hurl obliquely. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skew

1. to turn aside [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Skew

1. 1. Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; chiefly used in technical phrases. Skew arch, an oblique arch. 2. A ruled surface such that in general two successive generating straight lines do not intersect; a warped surface; as, the helicoid is a skew surface. 3. Skew symmetrical determinant, a determinant in which the elements in each column of the matrix are equal to the elements of the corresponding row of the matrix with the signs changed. This requires that the numbers in the diagonal from the upper left to lower right corner be zeros. A like determinant in which the numbers in the diagonal are not zeros is a skew determinant, as in (2), above. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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