hy·​per·​cube ˈhī-pər-ˌkyüb How to pronounce hypercube (audio)
: a geometric figure (such as a tesseract) in Euclidean space of n dimensions that is analogous to a cube in three dimensions
: a computer architecture in which each processor is connected to n others based on analogy to a hypercube of n dimensions

Examples of hypercube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Teaching about the 4th dimension, physicists have used analogies, like drawings of something called a hypercube, and even the 19th century novella Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott. David Warmflash, Discover Magazine, 4 Dec. 2014 Now suppose that, instead of being held on a cube, the party is held on a hypercube—a jungle gym built in four dimensions instead of three. Dan Rockmore, The New Yorker, 31 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypercube was in 1909

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“Hypercube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypercube. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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