from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To take an oblique course or direction.
- intransitive v. To look obliquely or sideways.
- transitive v. To turn or place at an angle.
- transitive v. To give a bias to; distort.
- adj. Placed or turned to one side; asymmetrical.
- adj. Distorted or biased in meaning or effect.
- adj. Having a part that diverges, as in gearing.
- adj. Mathematics Neither parallel nor intersecting. Used of straight lines in space.
- adj. Statistics Not symmetrical about the mean. Used of distributions.
- n. An oblique or slanting movement, position, or direction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Neither perpendicular nor parallel (usually said of two lines).
- v. To change or alter in a particular direction.
- v. To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position.
- v. To throw or hurl obliquely.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Awry; obliquely; askew.
- adj. Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; -- chiefly used in technical phrases.
- n. A stone at the foot of the slope of a gable, the offset of a buttress, or the like, cut with a sloping surface and with a check to receive the coping stones and retain them in place.
- intransitive v. To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely.
- intransitive v. To start aside; to shy, as a horse.
- intransitive v. To look obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously.
- transitive v. To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position.
- transitive v. To throw or hurl obliquely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To turn aside; slip or fall away; escape.
- To start aside; swerve; shy, as a horse.
- To move or go obliquely; sidle.
- To look obliquely; squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously.
- To turn aside; give an oblique direction to; hence, to distort; put askew.
- To shape or form in an oblique way.
- To throw or hurl obliquely.
- To throw violently. Compare shy.
- Having an oblique position; oblique; turned or twisted to one side: as, a skew bridge.
- Distorted; perverted; perverse.
- In mathematics, having disturbed symmetry by certain elements being reversed on opposite sides; also, more widely, distorted.
- A casting on the end of a truss to which a tensionrod may be attached. It may form a cap, or be shaped to fit the impost.
- A carvers' chisel having the shank bent to allow the edge to reach a sunken surface.
- n. A deviation or distortion; hence, an error; a mistake.
- n. An oblique glance; a squint.
- n. A piebald or skew-bald animal, especially a horse.
- n. A skew wheel.
- n. 5. In architecture, thn sloping top of a buttress where it slants off against a wall; a coping mounting on a slant, as that of a gable; a stone built into the base-angle of a gable, or other similar situation, to support a coping above. Compare skew-corbel, below.
- Aslant; aslope; obliquely; awry; askew.
- n. An obsolete variant of sky.
- n. Same as scow.
- n. A cup.
- n. In mathematics, a regulus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having an oblique or slanting direction or position
- v. turn or place at an angle
I'm not convinced the gender skew is a result of a Hugo gender bias though.
The real question about the ED skew is whether the prospects for any given student differ depending on when he or she applies.
"The near-term skew of risks remains bearishly postured for Treasurys after yesterday's sell-off," said strategists at RBS Securities.
But collections of disjointed, if linked, stories are far less common, and this year’s Pulitzer skew is one of the oddest I’ve seen.
Fortunately, Americans pretty much now what’s going on, and the blatant skew is hurting media subscriptions.
That you’d even think to mention the “filthy lucre” aspect shows how significant the skew is – people would criticize the guy for making money from his site.
Another options pricing measure, known as "skew," could be attracting options traders to strategies that involve selling pricey put contracts.
The relative premium investors must pay for protective options, known as "skew," has been steadily rising, meaning the already-hedged have little incentive to reach for insurance absent an unforeseen market drop, he said.
A key measure of investor demand for options on July VIX futures, or "call skew," is now at nearly the highest level in a year, said Mandy Xu , equity derivatives strategist at Credit Suisse.
The series of NetApp risk reversals followed a note Wednesday recommending the trade from derivatives strategists at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. In a note, Amyn Bharwani said an options market pricing concept known as "skew" was a driver behind the strategy recommendation.