verb turn or place at an angle
- the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed
adjective satellite having an oblique or slanting direction or position
Cf. D. scheef
. Dan. skiv
, Sw. skef
, Icel. skeifr
, G. schief
, also E. shy
, a. & v. i.
- Awry; obliquely; askew.
- Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; -- chiefly used in technical phrases.
0 2 -3
-2 0 5
3 -5 0 (2)
4 -1 7
1 8 -2
-7 2 1
This requires that the numbers in the diagonal from the upper left to lower right corner be zeros. A like determinant in which the numbers in the diagonal are not zeros is a skew determinant, as in (2), above.
- (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.
Skew intransitive verb
imperfect & past participle Skewed ; present participle & verbal noun Skewing
- To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely.
Child, you must walk straight, without skewing.
- To start aside; to shy, as a horse. Prov. Eng.
- To look obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously.
Beau & Fl.
Skew transitive verb
- To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position.
- To throw or hurl obliquely.
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