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Topic: MATHS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: cubus, from Greek kybos 'cube, vertebra'

cube

1 noun
     
cube1 [countable]
1CF a solid object with six equal square sides:
a sugar cube
an ice cube
Cut the meat into small cubes.
2

the cube of something

HMN the number you get when you multiply a number by itself twice, for example 4 x 4 x 4 = 64, so the cube of 4 is 64
3 American English spoken a cubicle
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