- (of a cone or the like) having the axis inclined to the base.
- (of a triangle) having three unequal sides.
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Of triangles there are two kinds; one having the opposite sides equal (isosceles), the other with unequal sides (scalene).
The first solid is a regular pyramid, of which the base and sides are formed by four equilateral or twenty-four scalene triangles.
Now of the two triangles, the isosceles has one form only; the scalene or unequal-sided has an infinite number.
A scalene triangle abc might also be employed, or a tetrahedron.
The points we occupied respectively formed a scalene triangle.Gorillas & Chimpanzees|R. L. Garner