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
Late Latin scalēnus, from Greek skalēnos, from skallein, to hoe, stir up.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)