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Skew may refer to:

In mathematics[edit]

In science and technology[edit]

  • Skew (also synclinal or gauche; see alkane stereochemistry), a torsion angle between 30° to 90° and –30° to –90°
  • Skew ray (optics), an optical path through a rotationally symmetric optical system that is not in a plane of symmetry
  • Skew arch, a method of construction that enables an arch bridge to span an obstacle at some angle other than a right angle

In computing[edit]

  • Clock skew, a phenomenon in which the clock signal arrives at different components at different times.
  • Track-to-track skew in disk drives, angle between the start of data on a given track and the start of data on the next track
  • Transitive data skew, an issue of data synchronization

In telecommunications[edit]

  • Skew (fax), the angular deviation of the received frame from rectangularity
  • In parallel communication, the difference in arrival time of simultaneously transmitted bits
  • For data recorded on multichannel magnetic tape, the difference between reading times of bits recorded in a single transverse line
  • Skew (antenna) a method to improve the horizontal radiation pattern

In construction[edit]

  • Skew, in roofing
  • Skew nail or skew screw, a technique whereby a nail or screw is driven at the angle required to create a sound join between two or more pieces of material (generally timber)

Other uses[edit]

  • Volatility skew, in finance, a downward-sloping volatility smile
  • Skew flip turnover, an aircraft maneuver
  • SKEW, a strategy in fantasy baseball that focuses on high impact middle relievers that register a lot of strikeouts

See also[edit]

  • SKU or stock-keeping unit, a unique identifier for each distinct product and service that can be purchased in business