cube

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
cube

Plural
cubes

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  1. (geometry) A cube is a shape that has six square faces of the same size.
  2. A cube is also a solid object that as more or less this shape.
    Children play with cubes.
    I usually take two sugar cubes with my coffee.
  3. (arithmetic) The cube of a number n is this number multiplied three times by itself. Its symbol is n3.
    The cube of 3 is 27, also written 33.

Verb[change]

Plain form
cube

Third-person singular
cubes

Past tense
cubed

Past participle
cubed

Present participle
cubing

  1. (arithmetic) To cube a number is multiplying this number three times by itself.
    3 cubed is 27.
  2. To give something the shape of a cube.
  3. (especially cooking) To cut something into cubes.
    To cube the meat.

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