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Definition: cube from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

In arithmetic, to multiply a number by itself and then by itself again. For example, 5 cubed = 53 = 5 × 5 × 5 = 125. Alternatively, the cube root of 125 is 5. The term also refers to a number formed by cubing; for example, 1, 8, 27, 64 are the first four cubes.

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Summary Article: cube from Philip's Encyclopedia

In mathematics, the result of multiplying a given number by itself twice. Thus, the cube of a is a x a x a, written a3. A cube is also described as the third power of a number. The cube root is the number that must be multiplied by itself twice over to give a specified number. A cube is also a regular six-sided solid figure (all its edges are equal in length and all its faces are squares).

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