from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having three unequal sides. Used of triangles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having each of its three sides of different lengths.
- n. A scalene muscle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the sides and angles unequal; -- said of a triangle.
- adj. Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone.
- adj. Designating several triangular muscles called scalene muscles.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the scalene muscles.
- n. A triangle having its sides and angles unequal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In mathematics, having three sides unequal: noting a triangle so constructed.
- In anatomy: Obliquely situated and unequal-sided, as a muscle: specifically said of the scaleni. See scalenus.
- Pertaining to a scalene muscle.
- n. A scalene triangle.
- n. One of the scalene muscles. See scalenus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to any of the scalene muscles
- adj. of a triangle having three sides of different lengths
The real elements are two triangles, the rectangular isosceles which has but one form, and the most beautiful of the many forms of scalene, which is half of an equilateral triangle.
When Owen closed his eyes, he could see them doing it, one blonde and the other red-headed, climbing up and down walls in faultless scalene triangles, counting every step.
How can anyone say that a scalene and an equilateral are really the same "kind"!
Overhead, a jigsaw puzzle of scalene triangles zigs and zags along the ceiling.
Below, the earth is platted into odd geometrical shapes: scalene triangles and parallelograms of umber, dun and ochre.
The faces of the first three of these are composed of equilateral triangles, and each face is itself composed of six elemental (scalene) half equilateral right-angled triangles, whose sides are in a proportion of
The triangle as such has three angles (a constitutive property), it has three sides (a consecutive property, one that is somehow included in the object's constitutive properties), but it is neither scalene nor non-scalene, neither green nor non-green etc.
In essence, it does because it contains the vital antioxidants scalene, flavonoids, and polyphenols at a minimum.
June 23, 2008 at 12:19 pm yu is scalene gnu hyts wiv tehse puns!
October 27th, 2005 at 2: 31 pm scalene says: unfortunately, despite this welcome sign of “weakness”, Bush is still the one who has the power to shape the court.