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cube

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cube raise to the third power
    • v cube cut into cubes "cube the cheese"
    • n cube a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube
    • n cube any of several tropical American woody plants of the genus Lonchocarpus whose roots are used locally as a fish poison and commercially as a source of rotenone
    • n cube the product of three equal terms
    • n cube a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
    • n cube a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you had 15 cubes numbered 1 to 15 and you tried to line them up in every possible sequence, and if you made a change every minute, it would take you 2,487,996 years to do it.
    • Cube (Geom) A regular solid body, with six equal square sides.
    • Cube (Math) The product obtained by taking a number or quantity three times as a factor; as, 4x4=16, and 16x4=64, the cube of 4.
    • v. t Cube To raise to the third power; to obtain the cube of.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you like your espresso coffee sweet, you should use granulated sugar, which dissolves more quickly, rather than sugar cubes; white sugar rather than brown sugar or candy; and real sugar rather than sweeteners which alter the taste of the coffee.
    • n cube In geometry, a regular body with six square faces; a rectangular parallelopiped, having all its edges equal. The cube is used as the measuring unit of solid content, as the square is of superficial content or area. Cubes of different sides are to one another as the third power of the number of units in one of their sides.
    • n cube In arithmetic and algebra, the product obtained by multiplying the square of a quantity by the quantity itself; the third power of a quantity: as, 4 × 4 × 4 = 64, the cube of 4; a is the cube of a, or x of x.
    • cube To raise to the cube or third power. See cube, n., 2.
    • cube To measure the cubic capacity of a hollow object, like that of a skull.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The genre of art known as Cubism derived its name from a belittling remark made by Matisse in reference to a Graque painting. Matisse said that the landscape looked as though it were wholly made up of little cubes.
    • n Cube kūb a solid body having six equal square faces, a solid square: the third power of a number, as—2 × 2 × 2 = 8
    • v.t Cube to raise to the third power
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. cube, L. cubus, fr. Gr. a cube, a cubical die

Usage

In literature:

The little cubes rolled, staggered, and came to a stop.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Let them get quite cold; then cut them into cubes or diamonds.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
Ranged about the walls, piled tier on tier, were black cubes of sand and gravel.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
I had mentioned the old problem of finding two mean proportionals, {119} as a preliminary to the duplication of the cube.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
We drain off the water, and cut the indigo cakes into cubes.
"Fil and Filippa" by John Stuart Thomson
Do you see how it is made up of shining cubes of some black mineral?
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
She picked up a cube of sugar and dropped it into his cup.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
Cut it into weenty cubes.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Oxo cubes, of course.
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
The tetrad for the perfect figure, the cube, length, depth, and width.
"Notes and Queries, Number 77, April 19, 1851" by Various
Eyes extended all the way around his head, while there existed no difference on any of the four sides of his cubed body.
"The Jameson Satellite" by Neil Ronald Jones
Before taking a road leading to the west, I sat down and dissolved my last Oxo cube in a mug of cold, greenish canal water.
"'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany" by Gerald Featherstone Knight
We can prove that the squares of the periodic times must be proportional to the cubes of their mean distances.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
You bait the edges of the hole with the cheese cut in small cubes and quietly await results.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
The other's fist lifted up; the cubes nestled close together showing dots two and one.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
They evidently thought with Mr. Nevinson, that man invented circles but the Lord created cubes.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
Master Herbert brought with him two cubes of solid silver that belonged to his mother.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
The masonry foundation presents a cube of 600 meters.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
The cabin was just a cube of blackness imbedded in this great blackness which was the night.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
Tom Farley, moving jerkily and staring with glazed unseeing eyes, was working there with a cube of the glittering k-metal.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
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In poetry:

Boys hide in lunging cubes
Crouching to explode,
Beyond Atlantic skies,
With cheerful cries
Their barking tubes
Upon the German toad.
"Ode To Our Young Pro-Consuls Of The Air" by Allen Tate
All space, that heaven is a dayless night,
A nightless day driven by perfect lust
For vacancy, in which her bored eyesight
Stares at the drowsy cubes of human dust.
"Last Days Of Alice" by Allen Tate

In news:

He drew up an X-Box storage cube and with the help of teacher Gary Bah and paraprofessional Sandy Kirk, put it together and finished it.
Guy Doing One-Armed Push-Ups Solves Rubik's Cube with Other Hand.
He does one-armed push-ups with one hand while solving a Rubik's Cube with the other hand.
Man Solves Rubix's Cube In 25 Sec While Doing One-Handed Push Ups.
Solving A Rubik's Cube While Doing One Handed Pushups.
One Handed Pushups While Solving Rubik's Cube.
10 cups lightly toasted cubed bread (white or a mixture of white and whole wheat).
1 pound extra-firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes.
Oakville, CA-based winery Three Thieves is the latest to package its premium wine in "wine cubes" which are easy to open and consume.
1 cube of butter (room temp and soft).
1.5kg parsnips, peeled and cubed.
Dry ingredients 1 small bag pearl barley 1 organic chicken or vegetable stock cube.
1 stick chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
With this definition of the learning cube, a framework can be constructed to define pedagogy as a 3D space.
Strip or cubed marinated chicken.
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In science:

Let us study linear departures from a critical universe dominated by nonrelativistic dark matter. We consider a cube of side L(t) = ac (t)L0 and expand the density in this cube in a Fourier series.
A simple model of the hierarchical formation of galaxies
In fact, we will build our reasoning not on squares but on cubes, because the elementary operation on a tiling, the flip, has a natural, visual and intuitive translation in terms of cubes (see Figure 10).
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
The correspondence between tilings and compact piles of cubes allows us to use geometric terms; in other words, an up-flip can be viewed as adding a cube.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Seeds of greater order For a given domain D the order of any seed is bounded since Min(D) and Max(D) vary by a given number of cubes and each proper seed contributes at least one cube.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
C -minimal tilings of a pseudo-hexagon Let D be a pseudo-hexagon and let C be a cube in a filling of the proper seed s of D; as we will see in Section 6.3, marking such a cube can be very useful.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
These cubes give rise to (Cj )-minimal tilings in the ti, which in turn mark cubes in D n−2, and so on.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
This is obvious because cubes of order k < n can be added to Min(Ci ) (D) whether the cubes of order n are present or not.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
The cubes of order at most M − 1 in T form a pile of cubes which has been generated in step 3.4.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
In step 3.3, one needs to compute a minimal tiling for a familiy of cubes, of which there is at most the number of cubes in the maximal tiling of D, which in turn is less than the number T (D) of tilings of D (since each cube is bijectively related to the associated minimal tiling).
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
The minimal tiling for each cube can be computed in a number of steps that is again at most the number of cubes in the maximal tiling of D.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
An exact metrized n-cube on M is an exact n-cube made of hermitian vector bundles on M .
Higher arithmetic K-theory
An exact metrized n-cube on X is an exact n-cube made of hermitian vector bundles on X .
Higher arithmetic K-theory
For σ ∈ Sn and an exact n-cube F of A, an exact n-cube σF is defined as (σF )α1, ···, αn = Fασ(1), ασ(2), ···, ασ(n) .
Higher arithmetic K-theory
The higher Bott-Chern forms are not compatible with products, that is, chn+m(F ⊗ G ) is not equal to chn (F ) • chm (G ) for an exact metrized n-cube F and an exact metrized m-cube G .
Higher arithmetic K-theory
There is ongoing research to organise typed calculi in a so-called ρ-cube, very much in the sense of the λ-cube [Bar92].
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
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