Delian problem

noun

Definition of Delian problem 

: the problem of finding the edge of a cube the double in volume of a given cube

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History and Etymology for Delian problem

so called from the problem posed by the judgment of the Delian oracle in ancient Greece that a plague in Athens could be brought to an end by doubling the size of a cubical altar to Apollo

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