Diagonal vs. Oblique

Diagonal vs. Oblique — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Diagonal and Oblique

Diagonaladjective

Joining two nonadjacent vertices of a polygon.

Obliqueadjective

Having a slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined.

Diagonaladjective

Joining two vertices of a polyhedron not in the same face.

Obliqueadjective

(Mathematics) Designating geometric lines or planes that are neither parallel nor perpendicular.

Diagonaladjective

Having a slanted or oblique direction.

Obliqueadjective

(Botany) Having the part on one side of the midrib of a different size or shape than the part on the other side. Used of a leaf.

Diagonaladjective

Having oblique lines or markings.

Obliqueadjective

(Anatomy) Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal

oblique muscles or ligaments.

Diagonaladjective

Relating to or being the front left and back right feet or the front right and back left feet of a quadruped.

Obliqueadjective

Indirect or evasive

oblique political maneuvers.

Diagonalnoun

(Mathematics)A diagonal line or plane.

Obliqueadjective

Devious, misleading, or dishonest

gave oblique answers to the questions.

Diagonalnoun

Something, such as a row, course, or part, that is arranged obliquely.

Obliqueadjective

Not direct in descent; collateral.

Diagonalnoun

A fabric woven with diagonal lines.

Obliqueadjective

(Grammar) Designating any noun case except the nominative or the vocative.

Diagonalnoun

A virgule.

Obliquenoun

An oblique thing, such as a line, direction, or muscle.

Diagonaladjective

(geometry) Joining two nonadjacent vertices (of a polygon or polyhedron).

Obliqueadverb

At an angle of 45°.

Diagonaladjective

Having slanted or oblique lines or markings.

Obliqueadjective

Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.

Diagonaladjective

Having a slanted or oblique direction.

Obliqueadjective

Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.

Diagonaladjective

Of or related to the cater-corner (diagonally opposite) legs of a quadruped, whether the front left and back right or front right and back left.

Obliqueadjective

Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.

Diagonalnoun

(geometry) A line joining non-adjacent vertices of a polygon.

Obliqueadjective

(botany) Of leaves, having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side lower than the other.

Diagonalnoun

Anything forming or resembling such a line, particularly:

Obliqueadjective

(botany) Of branches or roots, growing at an angle that is neither vertical nor horizontal.

Diagonalnoun

(geometry) A line or plane at an oblique angle to another.

Obliqueadjective

(grammar) Pertaining to the oblique case (non-nominative).

Diagonalnoun

A line or cut across a fabric at an oblique angle to its sides.

Obliqueadjective

(music) Employing oblique motion, motion or progression in which one part (voice) stays on the same note while another ascends or descends.

Diagonalnoun

synonym of slash⟨/⟩.

Obliquenoun

(geometry) An oblique line.

Diagonalnoun

(geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent

Obliquenoun

synonym of slash⟨/⟩.

Diagonalnoun

a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric

Obliquenoun

(grammar) The oblique case.

Diagonalnoun

an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard;

the bishop moves on the diagonals

Obliqueverb

(intransitive) To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.

Diagonalnoun

(mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry or running from the upper right to lower left entry

Obliqueverb

(military) To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; — formerly accomplished by oblique steps, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either to the right or left.

Diagonalnoun

a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

Obliqueverb

To slant (text, etc.) at an angle.

Diagonaladjective

at an angle; especially connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face;

a diagonal line across the page

Obliquenoun

any grammatical case other than the nominative

Diagonaladjective

having an oblique or slanted direction

Obliquenoun

a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso

Obliqueadjective

slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angular;

the oblique rays of the winter sunacute and obtuse angles are oblique anglesthe axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its basethe axes are perpendicular to each other

Obliqueadjective

indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading;

used devious means to achieve successgave oblique answers to direct questionsoblique political maneuvers