adjective \ˈskā-ˌlēn, skā-ˈ\

Definition of SCALENE

of a triangle
:  having the three sides of unequal length — see triangle illustration

Origin of SCALENE

Late Latin scalenus, from Greek skalēnos, literally, uneven; perhaps akin to Greek skolios crooked, skelos leg — more at isosceles
First Known Use: 1734


Next Word in the Dictionary: scalenohedral
Previous Word in the Dictionary: scale moss
All Words Near: scalene

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up scalene? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More