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cube1

[kyoob] /kyub/
noun
1.
a solid bounded by six equal squares, the angle between any two adjacent faces being a right angle.
2.
an object, either solid or hollow, having this form or a form approximating it:
a cube of cheese; plastic storage cubes.
3.
sugar cube.
4.
5.
Mathematics. the third power of a quantity, expressed as a 3 = a·a·a.
6.
Informal. cubic inch, especially as a measure of the displacement of an automotive engine:
a new sports car with 350 cubes.
7.
Slang. one of a pair of dice; die.
8.
Slang. a person who is unaware of or unfamiliar with current ideas, opinions, trends, etc.; square.
verb (used with object), cubed, cubing.
9.
to make into a cube or cubes.
10.
to cut into cubes.
11.
Mathematics. to raise to the third power.
12.
to measure the cubic contents of.
13.
to tenderize (a thin cut or slice of meat) by scoring the fibers in a pattern of squares.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English cubus < Latin < Greek kýbos cube, die
Related forms
cuber, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cubing

cube1

/kjuːb/
noun
1.
a solid having six plane square faces in which the angle between two adjacent sides is a right angle
2.
the product of three equal factors: the cube of 2 is 2 × 2 × 2 (usually written 2³)
3.
something in the form of a cube a bath cube
verb
4.
to raise (a number or quantity) to the third power
5.
(transitive) to measure the cubic contents of
6.
(transitive) to make, shape, or cut (something, esp food) into cubes
7.
(transitive) (US & Canadian) to tenderize (meat) by scoring into squares or by pounding with a device which has a surface of metal cubes
Derived Forms
cuber, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin cubus die, cube, from Greek kubos

cube2

/ˈkjuːbeɪ/
noun
1.
any of various tropical American plants, esp any of the leguminous genus Lonchocarpus, the roots of which yield rotenone
2.
an extract from the roots of these plants: a fish poison and insecticide
Word Origin
American Spanish cubé, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for cubing
cube
1550s, from L. cubus, from Gk. kybos "a cube, a die, vertebra," from PIE base *keu(b)- "to bend, turn." The verb is 1580s in the mathematical sense; 1947 with meaning "cut in cubes."
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cubing in Science
cube
  (kyb)   
Verb  To multiply a number or a quantity by itself three times; raise to the third power. For example, five cubed is 5 × 5 × 5.

Noun  
  1. The product that results when a number or quantity is cubed. For example, the cube of 5 is 125.

  2. A solid having six equal square faces or sides.


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Slang definitions & phrases for cubing

cube

noun
  1. (also cubesville) A very conformistic and conventional person; square (1950s+)
  2. A portion of LSD, hashish, or morphine: He wanted a couple cubes, two cubes I had (1950s+ Narcotics)

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cubing in Technology
jargon
By analogy with "tubing", hacking on an IPSC (Intel Personal SuperComputer) hypercube. "Louella's gone cubing *again*!!"
[Jargon File]
(2003-10-09)
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Related Abbreviations for cubing

cube

cubicle
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