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- adj. Not intersecting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. not sharing a common point; -- of lines, planes, or surfaces.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of lines, planes, or surfaces) never meeting or crossing
In our house, genetics rears its twisty DNA head in the differences between my two boys, who could easily be described in terms of nonintersecting circles in a Venn diagram, the nonintersection being the important part.
Use an angled pin as with the cone, but position it so that its axis and the cutting wire are skew lines: nonintersecting lines in different planes.