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Even tax breaks that are supposed to help the middle class too often skew toward the wealthy. Consider the mortgage interest deduction. While political leaders in both parties have long considered it untouchable, it actually helps those at the top of the income scale far more than those at the bottom.
Dee Dee Myers

Meaning of "skew" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SKEW

From Old Norman French escuer to shun, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch schuwen to avoid.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SKEW

skew  [skjuː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SKEW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Skew is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb skew in English.

WHAT DOES SKEW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of skew in the English dictionary

The first definition of skew in the dictionary is placed in or turning into an oblique position or course. Other definition of skew is having a component that is at an angle to the main axis of an assembly or is in some other way asymmetrical. Skew is also composed of or being elements that are neither parallel nor intersecting as, for example, two lines not lying in the same plane in a three-dimensional space.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SKEW

PRESENT

Present
I skew
you skew
he/she/it skews
we skew
you skew
they skew
Present continuous
I am skewing
you are skewing
he/she/it is skewing
we are skewing
you are skewing
they are skewing
Present perfect
I have skewed
you have skewed
he/she/it has skewed
we have skewed
you have skewed
they have skewed
Present perfect continuous
I have been skewing
you have been skewing
he/she/it has been skewing
we have been skewing
you have been skewing
they have been skewing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I skewed
you skewed
he/she/it skewed
we skewed
you skewed
they skewed
Past continuous
I was skewing
you were skewing
he/she/it was skewing
we were skewing
you were skewing
they were skewing
Past perfect
I had skewed
you had skewed
he/she/it had skewed
we had skewed
you had skewed
they had skewed
Past perfect continuous
I had been skewing
you had been skewing
he/she/it had been skewing
we had been skewing
you had been skewing
they had been skewing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will skew
you will skew
he/she/it will skew
we will skew
you will skew
they will skew
Future continuous
I will be skewing
you will be skewing
he/she/it will be skewing
we will be skewing
you will be skewing
they will be skewing
Future perfect
I will have skewed
you will have skewed
he/she/it will have skewed
we will have skewed
you will have skewed
they will have skewed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been skewing
you will have been skewing
he/she/it will have been skewing
we will have been skewing
you will have been skewing
they will have been skewing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would skew
you would skew
he/she/it would skew
we would skew
you would skew
they would skew
Conditional continuous
I would be skewing
you would be skewing
he/she/it would be skewing
we would be skewing
you would be skewing
they would be skewing
Conditional perfect
I would have skew
you would have skew
he/she/it would have skew
we would have skew
you would have skew
they would have skew
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been skewing
you would have been skewing
he/she/it would have been skewing
we would have been skewing
you would have been skewing
they would have been skewing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you skew
we let´s skew
you skew
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to skew
Past participle
skewed
Present Participle
skewing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SKEW


Antonescu
ˌæntɒˈnɛskjuː
askew
əˈskjuː
Autocue
ˈɔːtəʊˌkjuː
Bar-B-Q
ˈbɑːbɪkjuː
barbecue
ˈbɑːbɪˌkjuː
cardecu
ˈkɑːdɪˌkjuː
cue
kjuː
curlicue
ˈkɜːlɪˌkjuː
docu
ˈdɒkjuː
ECU
ˈeɪkjuː
fescue
ˈfɛskjuː
Kew
kjuː
kyu
kjuː
miscue
ˌmɪsˈkjuː
NLQ
ˌɛnɛlˈkjuː
queue
kjuː
rescue
ˈrɛskjuː
thank-you
ˈθæŋkjuː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SKEW

sketchiness
sketching book
sketching pad
sketchy
sketted
sketting
skeuomorph
skeuomorphic
skeuomorphism
skew arch
skew symmetric matrix
skew symmetry
skew-eyed
skewback
skewbacked
skewbald
skewed
skewer
skewness
skewwhiff

WORDS THAT END LIKE SKEW

a good few
Andrew
brand-new
crew
drew
few
grew
have a few
Hebrew
interview
knew
Matthew
not a few
overview
preview
renew
review
screw
the new
view

Synonyms and antonyms of skew in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SKEW»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «skew» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of skew

Translation of «skew» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SKEW

Find out the translation of skew to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of skew from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «skew» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

曲解
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sesgar
570 millions of speakers

English

skew
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तिरछा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تحرف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перекос
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

enviezar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নৈকতলীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fausser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Condong
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verzerren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ねじ曲げる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

왜곡하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Skew
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghiêng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாய்க்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तिरकस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eğri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

distorcere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Pochylić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перекіс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oblic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λοξή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skeef
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skew
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skew
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of skew

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SKEW»

The term «skew» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.067 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SKEW» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about skew

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QUOTES WITH «SKEW»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word skew.
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Dee Dee Myers
Even tax breaks that are supposed to help the middle class too often skew toward the wealthy. Consider the mortgage interest deduction. While political leaders in both parties have long considered it untouchable, it actually helps those at the top of the income scale far more than those at the bottom.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SKEW»

Discover the use of skew in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to skew and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Skew-tolerant Circuit Design
This book clearly presents skew-tolerant techniques and shows how they address the challenges of clocking, latching, and clock skew.
David Harris, 2001
2
Skew Fields: Theory of General Division Rings
This work offers a comprehensive account of skew fields and related mathematics.
Paul Moritz Cohn, 1995
3
Skew-Elliptical Distributions and Their Applications: A ...
This book reviews the state-of-the-art advances in skew-elliptical distributions and provides many new developments in a single volume, collecting theoretical results and applications previously scattered throughout the literature.
Marc G. Genton, 2004
4
Background Calibration of Timing Skew in Time-interleaved ...
The increasing data rate of wireline communication systems leads to more inter-symbol interference, due to the dispersive properties of the communication channel.
Manar Ibrahim El-Chammas, 2010
5
Almost Automorphic and Almost Periodic Dynamics in ...
This volume is devoted to the study of almost automorphic dynamics in differential equations.
Wenxian Shen, Yingfei Yi, 1998
6
Units in Skew Fields
This book is devoted to a study of the unit groups of orders in skew fields, finite dimensional and central over the rational field; it thereby belongs to the field of noncommutative arithmetic.
Ernst Kleinert, 2000
7
Prime Ideals in Skew and Q-skew Polynomial Rings
The aim of this work is to introduce and develop new techniques for understanding the prime ideals in skew polynomial rings $S=R[y;\tau, \delta]$, for automorphisms $\tau$ and $\tau$-derivations $\delta$ of a noetherian coefficient ring $R$ ...
K. R. Goodearl, Edward S. Letzter
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Skew-orthogonal Polynomials and Random Matrix Theory
In this book, the author develops the theory of skew-orthogonal polynomials and obtains recursion relations which, unlike orthogonal polynomials, depend on weight functions.
Saugata Ghosh
9
Exotic Options and Hybrids: A Guide to Structuring, Pricing ...
c04 JWBK464-Osseiran February 17, 2010 11:8 Printer: Yet to come Volatility, Skew and Term Structure 55 If we compare the implied volatility skews of an index and that of a stock we find that index volatilities are more skewed than those of a ...
Mohamed Bouzoubaa, Adel Osseiran, 2010
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A Practical Treatise on Segmental and Elliptical Oblique Or ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.
George Joseph Bell, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SKEW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term skew is used in the context of the following news items.
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Corbyn urges Labour to root out Telegraph readers trying to skew vote
The Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has called on the party to root out people voting for him in a bid to to skew the election result. The news came ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Extraordinary Skew - How Reward Outweighs Risk At Laredo Oil
Every investment has some risk and some reward, but it is the skew that really matters. We search for those investments that minimize the former and maximize ... «Seeking Alpha, Jun 15»
3
Subprime Auto-Loan Bonds Skew Lender Incentives, Lawsky Says
Growing sales of bonds backed by subprime auto loans are creating “a disalignment of incentives” for lenders, fueling more and more debt for the riskiest ... «Bloomberg, Apr 15»
4
As American Sports Skew More Armcentric, Throwing Injuries Rise
Whatever happened to rotator cuffs? It seems like just yesterday that every pitcher who was injured had a problem with his rotator cuff. But baseball player ... «NPR, Apr 15»
5
Today's apps gone free: TNT Master, Off Remote, Skew and more
Collapse entire structures, turn your computer off remotely, and set your photos slightly askew with today's collection of apps and games. All app prices are ... «AppAdvice, Mar 15»
6
Why Options Traders Need To Be Mindful Of Skew
And that's why understanding options skew is so important. Suppose an options income trader liked trading a Butterfly every month in the Russell 2000 ETF ... «See It Market, Mar 15»
7
Isola Expands Its Portfolio of PCB Materials Engineered to Mitigate …
The introduction of Chronon, which follows the 2014 launch of GigaSync®, expands the company's portfolio of PCB materials to mitigate skew in high-speed ... «GlobeNewswire, Feb 15»
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Human Languages Skew Positive
Matlin points out that even the novels of James Joyce and William Blake skew toward the positive. "I don't think anyone would have called either of them a ... «Smithsonian, Feb 15»
9
Do our languages skew toward happiness?
All of the languages seemed to skew positive, but some did so more than others. In descending order of happiness, they are: Spanish, Portuguese, English, ... «Christian Science Monitor, Feb 15»
10
Jobs lost after the holidays skew January data
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Wall Street stocks moved mostly higher Friday after the January US employment report ... «New York Post, Feb 15»

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