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 biased or distorted.
DERIVATIVES skewness noun.
ORIGIN from Old French eschiver 'eschew' .

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