scalene

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Borrowed from Late Latin scalēnus, from Ancient Greek σκᾰληνός (skalēnós, uneven, unequal, scalene).

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Example of a scalene triangle.

scalene (not comparable)

  1. (geometry, of a polygon) Having no two sides equal.
    • 1828, The Imperial Magazine; or, Compendium of Religious, Moral, and Philosophical Knowledge, volume 10, Astronomical Occurrences for January, page 69:
      During the month [Saturn] forms a scalene triangle with Betelgeux and Procyon, and on the 10th an isosceles triangle with them, α Orionis being the summit.
  2. (geometry, of a cone) Having the axis inclined to the base; oblique.
  3. (anatomy) Obliquely situated and unequal-sided.
  4. (anatomy) Pertaining to a scalene muscle.

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scalene (plural scalenes)

  1. (geometry) A figure having no two sides equal.
  2. (anatomy) A scalene muscle.

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scalene

  1. feminine plural of scaleno