SkewIn telecommunication, the term skew has the following meanings:
Note: Skew is usually interpreted to mean the difference in reading times between bits recorded on the tracks at the extremities, i.e., edges, of the tape.
Note: Skew is expressed numerically as the tangent of the deviation angle.
4. In facsimile, the angle between the scanning line, or recording line, and the perpendicular to the paper path.
- Example of +1 degree (counter-clockwise) skew in a facsimile image. The red line is perfectly horizontal.