Difference between Ablative and Oblique

What is the difference between Ablative and Oblique?

Ablative as a noun is the ablative case. while Oblique as a noun is an oblique line.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: The ablative case.

Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Taking away or removing Applied to one of the cases of the noun in Latin and some other languages, such as Finnish, -- the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away. Sacrificial, wearing away or being destroyed in order to protect the underlying, as in ablative paints used for antifouling.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; — formerly accomplished by oblique steps, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either to the right or left.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: An oblique line.The punctuation sign "/"The oblique case.

Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.Having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side larger or extending further than the other.

Example sentence: There's always something at least a little smug about self-reference - magazine articles about idealistic journalists, TV shows about TV actors, ironic films within ironic-er films: all this meta-media populated by thinly disguised characters making oblique inside jokes.

We hope you now know whether to use Ablative or Oblique in your sentence.

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