skew

Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms for: skew
skew

to bend a graphical object as shown in Figure 242. When you skew an object, you slide one side of its bounding box to the left or to the right. This will slant it or shift its bottom edge uphill or downhill. Skewing can be done interactively with the mouse, or, for more precision, the degree of skew can be specified in a dialog box.

Dictionary of Marketing Terms for: skew
skew
  1. to introduce bias into a research situation leading to false results. For example, an interviewer who nods or smiles when a positive response is given to a question about a product will encourage the respondent to respond favorably on other questions.
  2. printed information that is out of alignment with the target area of the paper or envelope. On a direct mail piece, a skewed address may not show through the envelope window.
Copyright (c) by Barron's Educational Series. Reprinted by arrangement with the publisher of this site.