Skein may refer to:
  • A flock of geese or ducks in V formation flight
  • A wound ball of yarn with a center pull strand, see hank
    In the textile industry, a hank refers to a unit of yarn or twine that is in a coiled form. This is often the best form for use with hand looms, compared to the cone form needed for power looms. Hanks come in a fixed length depending on the type of material, so the term hank is sometimes used as a...

  • TV Series, used part of Variety's slanguage.
  • Skein dubh, a Scottish knife
  • Skein module, a mathematical concept
  • Skein relation
    Skein relation
    A central question in the mathematical theory of knots is whether two knot diagrams represent the same knot. One tool used to answer such questions is a knot polynomial which is an invariant of the knot. If two diagrams have different polynomials, they represent different knots. The reverse may not...

    , a mathematical concept often used to give a simple definition of knot polynomials
  • Skein (comics)
    Skein (comics)
    Skein is a fictional character, a mutant supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe.-Publication history:...

    , a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe
  • Skein (hash function)
    Skein (hash function)
    Skein is a cryptographic hash function and one out of five finalists in the NIST hash function competition to design what will become the SHA-3 standard, the intended successor of SHA-1 and SHA-2...

    , a candidate hash function to the NIST hash function competition from Bruce Schneier et al.

See also

  • The Tangled Skein
    The Tangled Skein
    First published under the title In Mary's Reign in 1901, this was Baroness Orczy's second novel. It was re-released under the title The Tangled Skein in 1907, following the success of The Scarlet Pimpernel....

    , a novel by Baroness Orczy
  • With a Tangled Skein
    With a Tangled Skein
    With a Tangled Skein is a fantasy novel by Piers Anthony. It is the third of eight books in the Incarnations of Immortality series.- Plot introduction :...

    , a novel by Piers Anthony, book three of Incarnations of Immortality
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