verb (used without object)
to turn aside or swerve; take an oblique course.
to look obliquely; squint.
verb (used with object)
to give an oblique direction to; shape, form, or cut obliquely.
Slang. to make conform to a specific concept, attitude, or planned result; slant:
The television show is skewed to the young teenager.
to distort; depict unfairly.
having an oblique direction or position; slanting.
having a part that deviates from a straight line, right angle, etc.:
Mathematics. (of a dyad or dyadic) equal to the negative of its conjugate.
(of an arch, bridge, etc.) having the centerline of its opening forming an oblique angle with the direction in which its spanning structure is built.
Statistics. (of a distribution) having skewness.
an oblique movement, direction, or position.
Also called skew chisel. a wood chisel having a cutting edge set obliquely.
placed in or turning into an oblique position or course
(machinery) having a component that is at an angle to the main axis of an assembly or is in some other way asymmetrical: a skew bevel gear
composed of or being elements that are neither parallel nor intersecting as, for example, two lines not lying in the same plane in a three-dimensional space
(of a curve) not lying in a plane
(of a statistical distribution) not having equal probabilities above and below the mean; non-normal
distorted or biased
an oblique, slanting, or indirect course or position
(psychol) the system of relationships in a family in which one parent is extremely dominating while the other parent tends to be meekly compliant
to take or cause to take an oblique course or direction
(intransitive) to look sideways; squint
(transitive) to place at an angle
(transitive) to distort or bias
A transformation of coordinates in which one coordinate is displaced in one direction in proportion to its distance from a coordinate plane or axis. A rectangle, for example, that undergoes skew is transformed into a parallelogram. Also called shear.
- Skew symmetry
noun 1. symmetry of top left with bottom right, and top right with bottom left
adjective 1. (postpositive) (Brit, informal) not straight; askew
noun, plural skis or, sometimes, ski. 1. one of a pair of long, slender runners made of wood, plastic, or metal used in gliding over snow. 2. water ski. verb (used without object), skied, skiing. 3. to travel on skis, as for sport. verb (used with object), skied, skiing. 4. to use skis on; travel […]
skia- pref. Shadow: skiascopy.