(of a cone or the like) having the axis inclined to the base.
(of a triangle) having three unequal sides.
Anatomy. of or relating to a scalenus muscle.
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How to use scalene in a sentence
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
British Dictionary definitions for scalene
maths (of a triangle) having all sides of unequal length
anatomy of or relating to any of the scalenus muscles
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Scientific definitions for scalene
Having three unequal sides, as a triangle that is neither equilateral nor isosceles.
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