skew

  • 1 Skew — Skew, a. Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; chiefly used in technical phrases. [1913 Webster] {Skew arch}, an oblique arch. See under {Oblique}. {Skew back}. (Civil Engin.) (a) The course of masonry, the stone, or the iron …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Skew — or skew lines lie on different planes. They are neither parallel nor intersecting.Mathematics*In geometry, straight lines in a space referred to as skew if they are neither parallel nor intersecting. *In statistics, skew is sometimes used as an… …

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  • 3 Skew — (von engl. skew „schief“, „windschief“) steht für: Skew (Elektronik), die Differenz von Signallaufzeiten in der Elektronik Skew (Hydrodynamik), eine hydrodynamische Anstellwinkelkorrektur bei Propellern Skew (Satellit), die Abweichung des… …

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  • 4 skew — skew; skew·er·ing; skew·ness; skew·bald; skew·er; skew·er·er; …

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  • 5 skew — skew, skewness Term used to describe an asymmetrical probability distribution. American Banker Glossary * * * skew UK US /skjuː/ verb [T] ► to cause results, figures, profits, etc. to seem higher or lower than they really are: » Independent… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 Skew — Skew, v. t. [See {Skew}, adv.] 1. To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw or hurl obliquely. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Skew — Skew, n. (Arch.) 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Skew — Skew, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Skewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skewing}.] 1. To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely. [1913 Webster] Child, you must walk straight, without skewing. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To start aside; to shy, as …

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  • 9 Skew — Skew, adv. [Cf. D. scheef. Dan. ski?v, Sw. skef, Icel. skeifr, G. schief, also E. shy, a. & v. i.] Awry; obliquely; askew. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 skew — [skju:; engl. = schräg, schief]: svw. ↑ synklinal …

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  • 11 skew — [skju:] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old North French; Origin: escuer to avoid ] 1.) if something skews the results of a test etc, it affects the results, making them incorrect ▪ All the people we questioned lived in the same area, which had the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 skew — [ skju ] verb transitive 1. ) to affect facts or information so that they are not accurate: A researcher s mistake has skewed the results of the study. a ) to have a strong effect on someone s opinion, ideas, or judgment 2. ) to make something… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 skew — (v.) late 15c., from O.N.Fr. eskiuer shy away from, avoid, O.Fr. eschiver (see ESCHEW (Cf. eschew)). Meaning depict unfairly first recorded 1872, on notion of being slanted. Statistical sense dates from 1929. The adj. meaning slanting, turned to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 skew — The misalignment or slant of a character, bar, line of characters, or barcode with respect to the bottom or top edge of the mailpiece …

    Glossary of postal terms

  • 15 skew — [v] distort alter, bend, bias, change, color, contort, curve, doctor*, fake, falsify, fudge*, misrepresent, misshape, slant, throw off balance, twist, warp; concepts 63,137,232,250 …

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  • 16 skew — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ neither parallel nor at right angles to a specified or implied line; askew. ► NOUN 1) an oblique angle; a slant. 2) a bias towards one particular group or subject. ► VERB 1) suddenly change direction or move at an angle. 2) make… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 skew — [skyo͞o] vi. [ME skewen < NormFr eskiuer, altered < OFr eschiver: see ESCHEW] 1. to take a slanting or oblique course or direction; swerve or twist 2. to squint or glance sideways (at) vt. 1. to make slanting or oblique; set at a slant 2.… …

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  • 18 skew|er — «SKYOO uhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a long pin of wood or metal stuck through meat to hold it together while it is cooking. 2. something shaped or used like a long pin. –v.t. 1. to fasten with a skewer or skewers: »I…jammed the hat on my head and… …

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  • 19 skew — adj., n., & v. adj. 1 oblique, slanting, set askew. 2 Math. a lying in three dimensions (skew curve). b (of lines) not coplanar. c (of a statistical distribution) not symmetrical. n. 1 a slant. 2 Statistics skewness. v. 1 tr. make skew. 2 tr.… …

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  • 20 Skew-T — SkewT * Températures à 45 degrés de la verticale * Pressions selon les lignes pleines horizontales * Adiabatiques sèches selon les lignes pleines courbes * Adiabatiques humides selon les lignes pointillées courbes * Rapports de mélange selon… …

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