Meaning of scalar triple product

sca'lar tri'ple prod'uct

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— Math. Math.
  1. the volume of the parallelepiped defined by three given vectors, u, v, and w, usually represented as u&syl;v(v×w), [uvw], or (uvw), where × denotes a cross product and &syl; denotes an inner product.
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