cube

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cube   (kyb)  Pronunciation Key 
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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