Definition of Scalene

1. Adjective. Of a triangle having three sides of different lengths.

Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Partainyms: Scalene Triangle



2. Adjective. Of or relating to any of the scalene muscles.
Partainyms: Scalene Muscle

Definition of Scalene

1. a. Having the sides and angles unequal; -- said of a triangle.

2. n. A triangle having its sides and angles unequal.

Definition of Scalene

1. Adjective. (geometry of a triangle) Having each of its three sides of different lengths. ¹

2. Noun. A scalene muscle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scalene

1. designating a triangle having no two sides equal [adj]

Medical Definition of Scalene

1. 1. Having the sides and angles unequal; said of a triangle. Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone. 2. Designating several triangular muscles called scalene muscles. Of or pertaining to the scalene muscles. Scalene muscles, a group of muscles, usually three on each side in man, extending from the cervical vertebrae to the first and second ribs. Origin: L. Scalenus, Gr., cf. F. Scalene. A triangle having its sides and angles unequal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scalene

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scalebacks
scalebeam
scalebeams
scaleboard
scaleboards
scaled
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scaled sale
scalefree
scalelength
scalelengths
scaleless
scalelike
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scalene (current term)
scalene-triangle
scalene hiatus
scalene muscle
scalene triangle
scalene triangles
scalene tubercle
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scalenes
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scalenohedra
scalenohedral
scalenohedron
scalenohedrons

Literary usage of Scalene

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1. Treatise on Mineralogy: Or, The Natural History of the Mineral Kingdom by Friedrich Mohs (1825)
"scalene FOUR-BIDED PYRAMIDS. The scalene four-sided pyramids, Fig. 9., are contained under eight scalene triangles. 1. The scalene four-sided pyramids have ..."

2. A System of Crystallography, with Its Application to Mineralogy by John Joseph Griffin (1841)
"The case that is to be explained under this title, is of the same importance in respect to the scalene octahedrons as the cases explained in §\j 133—145, ..."

3. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"The dissector may terminate his dissection of the neck by an examination of the scalene muscles and the rectus capitis lateralis muscle. ..."

4. Primary Object Lessons: For Training the Senses and Developing the Faculties by Norman Allison Calkins (1898)
"scalene Triangle.—Here is another triangle with two acute angles and one ... The word scalene means crooked or unequal. These triangles have unequal sides. ..."

5. Primary Object Lessons: For Training the Senses and Developing the Faculties by Norman Allison Calkins (1888)
"scalene Triangle.—Here is another triangle with twc acute angles and one ... The word scalene means crooked or unequal. These triangles have unequal sides. ..."

6. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"(a) Area of scalene triangle. After the easy cases of the rectangle, the right-angled triangle and the isosceles triangle, Heron gives two methods of ..."

7. Practical Sheet Metal Work and Demonstrated Patterns: A Comprehensive Treatise by John Henry Teschmacher (1911)
"By means of a transition or scalene cone B the smoke pipe is enlarged to 28 ... For the pattern for the elbow joining the scalene cone B, proceed as is ..."

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