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# cube

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noun \ˈkyüb\

## Definition of cube

1. 1 a :  the regular solid of six equal square sides — see volume table b :  something shaped like a cube <an ice cube> c :  cubicle 2 <an office cube>

2. 2 :  the product of a number multiplied by itself twice

## Origin and Etymology of cube

Latin cubus, from Greek kybos die, cube

First Known Use: 1551

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## Definition of cube

1. :  raised to the third power

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## Simple Definition of cube

• : to cut (food) into small cubes

• mathematics : to multiply (a number) by itself twice

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

## cubing

1. ###### transitive verb
2. 1 :  to raise to the third power

3. 2 :  to form into a cube

4. 3 :  to cut partly through (a steak) in a checkered pattern to increase tenderness by breaking the fibers

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## Examples of cube in a sentence

1. Cube the carrots and potatoes.

2. three slices of bread, cubed

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## cube

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noun cu·be \ˈkyü-ˌbā, kyü-ˈ\

## Definition of cube

1. :  any of several tropical American plants (genus Lonchocarpus) furnishing rotenone

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## Origin and Etymology of cube

American Spanish cubé

First Known Use: 1924

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noun \ˈkyüb\

## Definition of cube for Students

1. 1 :  a solid body having six equal square sides

2. 2 :  the product obtained by multiplying the square of a number by the number itself <The number 27 is the cube of 3.>

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## cubing

1. 1 :  to take (a number) as a factor three times <The number 3 cubed is 27.>

2. 2 :  to cut food into solid squares

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