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oblique

 [o-blēk´]
slanting; inclined.

ob·lique

(ob-lēk'),
Slanting; deviating from the perpendicular, horizontal, sagittal, or coronal plane of the body. In radiography, a projection that is neither frontal nor lateral.
[L. obliquus]

oblique

(ō-blēk′, ə-blēk′)
adj.
Anatomy Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal: oblique muscles or ligaments.
n.
An oblique thing, such as a line, direction, or muscle.

o·blique′ly adv.
o·blique′ness n.

oblique

[əblēk′]
Etymology: L, obliquus, slanted
a slanting direction or any variation from the perpendicular or the horizontal.

oblique

Imaging
adjective An MRI term referring to a plane or section not perpendicular to the XYZ co-ordinate system (e.g., long and short axis views of the heart).
 
Medspeak
adjective Slanted; neither horizontal nor vertical.

ob·lique

(ō-blēk')
1. Slanting; deviating from the perpendicular, horizontal, sagittal, or coronal plane of the body.
2. radiography A projection that is neither frontal nor lateral.
[L. obliquus]

oblique

slanted, i.e. non-perpendicular or non-horizontal, and non-parallel to the cardinal body planes

ob·lique

(ō-blēk')
1. Slanting; deviating from perpendicular, horizontal, sagittal, or coronal plane of body.
2. In radiography, projection that is neither frontal nor lateral.
[L. obliquus]

oblique

slanting; inclined.
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Inanimate (and non-human) referents, by contrast, favour singular verbal forms, a tendency which is only broken by category NN2 in the American corpus, which shows a higher rate of singular verbal forms with animate obliques (59.
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She does the same number of oblique crunches on the other side, with her left elbow pointed toward her right hip.
Wrestling requires plenty of upper body strength, and that means working on your oblique (oh-BLEEK) muscles, located along the sides of your trunk.
Bring the shoulder toward the opposite hip bone so the oblique muscles do the primary work.
Move your right hand to your right side aiming to touch your ankle by squeezing in your obliques, hold for a count of one, come back to your starting position, then move to your left side squeezing in your obliques, hold for a count of one and repeat.
Abdominal muscles: The four abdominal muscles (rectus abdominus, external oblique, internal oblique, and transverse abdominus) serve to flex the thorax, rotate and laterally flex the vertebral column, and compress the abdominal region.
Concentrate on the obliques (the muscles on the side of your waist) and hold for a count of one at the top of the movement, then lower back down under control, bringing your left hand back to your head.
He maintains tension on the obliques by pausing momentarily in the contracted position before raising the legs back to the starting position.
Photo: Personal trainer Radu Teodorescu, whose clients incl ude Cindy Crawford, helps reporter Lisa Lytle work her oblique abdominal muscles.