Definition of scalene
of a triangle
: having the three sides of unequal length — see triangle illustration
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Using an exercise from the DAoM book Games and Puzzles, Strogatz handed each of his students a pair of scissors, as well as a piece of paper with a scalene triangle drawn in the middle of it.
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Origin and Etymology 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
Medical Definition of scalene
: scalenus—called also scalene muscle
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