Scalene cone
Cone Cone (k[=o]n?), n. [L. conus cone (in sense 1), Gr. kw^nos; akin to Skr. [,c]ana whetstone, L. cuneus wedge, and prob. to E. hone. See {Hone}, n.] 1. (Geom.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right-angled triangle about one of the sides adjacent to the right angle; -- called also a {right cone}. More generally, any solid having a vertical point and bounded by a surface which is described by a straight line always passing through that vertical point; a solid having a circle for its base and tapering to a point or vertex. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything shaped more or less like a mathematical cone; as, a volcanic cone, a collection of scori[ae] around the crater of a volcano, usually heaped up in a conical form. [1913 Webster]

Now had Night measured with her shadowy cone Half way up hill this vast sublunar vault. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) The fruit or strobile of the {Conifer[ae]}, as of the pine, fir, cedar, and cypress. It is composed of woody scales, each one of which has one or two seeds at its base. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A shell of the genus {Conus}, having a conical form. [1913 Webster]

{Cone of rays} (Opt.), the pencil of rays of light which proceed from a radiant point to a given surface, as that of a lens, or conversely.

{Cone pulley}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Oblique cone} or {Scalene cone}, a cone of which the axis is inclined to the plane of its base.

{Eight cone}. See {Cone}, 1. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cone — (k[=o]n?), n. [L. conus cone (in sense 1), Gr. kw^nos; akin to Skr. [,c]ana whetstone, L. cuneus wedge, and prob. to E. hone. See {Hone}, n.] 1. (Geom.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right angled triangle about one of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cone of rays — Cone Cone (k[=o]n?), n. [L. conus cone (in sense 1), Gr. kw^nos; akin to Skr. [,c]ana whetstone, L. cuneus wedge, and prob. to E. hone. See {Hone}, n.] 1. (Geom.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right angled triangle about… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cone pulley — Cone Cone (k[=o]n?), n. [L. conus cone (in sense 1), Gr. kw^nos; akin to Skr. [,c]ana whetstone, L. cuneus wedge, and prob. to E. hone. See {Hone}, n.] 1. (Geom.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right angled triangle about… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scalene — adj. & n. adj. (esp. of a triangle) having sides unequal in length. n. 1 (in full scalene muscle) = SCALENUS. 2 a scalene triangle. Phrases and idioms: scalene cone (or cylinder) a cone (or cylinder) with the axis not perpendicular to the base.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scalene — Sca*lene , a. [L. scalenus, Gr. ?: cf. F. scal[ e]ne.] 1. (Geom.) (a) Having the sides and angles unequal; said of a triangle. (b) Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) Designating several triangular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scalene muscles — Scalene Sca*lene , a. [L. scalenus, Gr. ?: cf. F. scal[ e]ne.] 1. (Geom.) (a) Having the sides and angles unequal; said of a triangle. (b) Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) Designating several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scalene — [skā′lēn΄, skā lēn′] adj. [LL scalenus < Gr skalēnos, uneven, odd < IE base * (s)kel , to bend, crooked > OE sceolh, squinting, L coluber, serpent] 1. Anat. designating or of any of three deeply set muscles extending from the first two… …   English World dictionary

  • scalene — /skay leen /, adj. 1. Geom. a. (of a cone or the like) having the axis inclined to the base. b. (of a triangle) having three unequal sides. 2. Anat. of or pertaining to a scalenus muscle. [1635 45; < LL scalenus < Gk skalenós unequal] * * * …   Universalium

  • scalene — sca•lene [[t]skeɪˈlin[/t]] adj. math. a) (of a cone or the like) having the axis inclined to the base b) (of a triangle) having three unequal sides • Etymology: 1635–45; < LL scalēnus < Gk skalēnós unequal …   From formal English to slang

  • scalene — /ˈskeɪlin/ (say skayleen) adjective 1. Anatomy denoting or relating to one of a group of deep muscles in the front and sides of the neck. 2. Geometry a. (of a cone, etc.) having the axis inclined to the base. b. (of a triangle) having three… …   Australian English dictionary

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