Definitions

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  • adj. Twisted at an angle.
  • adj. Biased, distorted (pertaining to statistics or information).
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of skew.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Turned aside; distorted; awry.
  • Skew-bald; piebald.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having an oblique or slanting direction or position

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Examples

  • The Daily Beast obtained the script of the first episode, uncovering some reasons why the family would want what they called a skewed version of events to be kept off television.

    Breast Fondling, JFK's Affairs In Dropped 'The Kennedys' Miniseries

  • I have this crazy idea that if the nightly news shows covered any one of hundreds of important stories of the day, but not the obvious ones they all cover in exactly the same way, in a manner that was ever so slightly skewed from the conventional narrative, like even the hardly revolutionary 60 Minutes, that a ratings monster would be born.

    Matthew Yglesias » Glenn Beck’s HLN Replacement Allready Beating Him in the Ratings

  • Their results for Atlantic Canada is insanely skewed from the other companies.

    2008 October 09 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • If this is anything like the regular Children's Choices selection, the choices are skewed from the beginning.

    The Many Mysteries of Children's Choices

  • Since I'm so late with this, I'll be surprised if anybody reads it; and, though my subject is a bit skewed from the topic, I want to post it anyway.

    Teach me tonight

  • Our situation is skewed from the norm - we are a bit younger than most posters here (40 & 42), we owned a house in San Franicsco and the kiddos were in private preschool in SF (there is no public preschool.)

    Page 2

  • In the end this book is for anyone who likes their books intelligent, playful, comic, tragic and with a vision just a wee bit skewed from the norm.

    You Know You've Made It When...

  • Rivette, by contrast, works with the delicate touch of a clockmaker, removing the cogs and springs of his medium such that, at a later point, they can be put back together in skewed configurations (with respect to the canon).

    GreenCine Daily: Fests and events, 11/19.

  • Because from a certain skewed moral perspective, it simply isn't.

    June 1st, 2005

  • But those that do business there find the terms skewed in favour of the US, unlike the equivalent in the UK.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

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