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cube

noun [C] uk   /kjuːb/ us  

cube noun [C] (SHAPE)

a solid object with six square sides of equal size: Cut the cheese into small cubes.

cube noun [C] (NUMBER)

specialized mathematics the number made by multiplying a number twice by itself

cube

verb [T] uk   /kjuːb/ us  

cube verb [T] (SHAPE)

to cut food into cubes

cube verb [T] (NUMBER)

specialized mathematics If you cube a number, you multiply it twice by itself: 2 cubed (= 2 x 2 x 2) equals 8, and is written 23.
Translations of “cube”
in Korean 정육면체…
in Arabic مُكَعَّب…
in French cube…
in Turkish küp…
in Italian cubo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 形狀, 立方體, 立方形的東西…
in Russian куб, кубик…
in Polish kostka, sześcian…
in Spanish cubo…
in Portuguese cubo…
in German der Würfel, die Kubikzahl…
in Catalan cub…
in Japanese 立方体…
in Chinese (Simplified) 形状, 立方体, 立方形的东西…
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