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From Latin obliquātiō, from obliquō (to turn obliquely). See oblique.


  • IPA(key): /ɒblɪˈkweɪʃən/



  1. The act of becoming oblique; a turning to one side; obliquity.
    • 1756-1757, Thomas Birch, The History of the Royal Society of London:
      the obliquation of the eye
  2. Deviation from moral rectitude.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “obliquation”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)