cube root


Definition of cube root

: a number whose cube is a given number

Examples of cube root in a Sentence

The cube root of 8 is 2.
Recent Examples on the Web This led to his theory of surreal numbers — a huge new number system containing not only all the real numbers, but also a boggling collection of infinites and infinitesimals, like π minus 1 divided by the cube root of infinity. New York Times, "Travels with John Conway, in 258 Septillion Dimensions," 16 May 2020 In mathematical terms, the amplitude for exchange of our quarticles will be multiplied by the cube root of –1. Quanta Magazine, "Inside the Knotty World of ‘Anyon’ Particles," 28 Feb. 2017

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1679, in the meaning defined above

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“Cube root.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cube root

mathematics : a number that produces a specified number when it is multiplied by itself twice

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