- (of a cone or the like) having the axis inclined to the base.
- (of a triangle) having three unequal sides.
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The general form is bounded by twelve scalene triangles and is a ditrigonal bipyramid.
Of triangles there are two kinds; one having the opposite sides equal (isosceles), the other with unequal sides (scalene).Timaeus|Plato
A scalene or scaly member has no one side which is equal to his own interest.
The dramatis persona in their relative positions first formed an isosceles triangle, then a scalene, afterwards a right line.The Ocean Waifs|Mayne Reid
But it is sometime rationall, and to be expressed by a number: yet but in a scalene triangle onely.The Way To Geometry|Peter Ramus