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Cube. n.s. [from κῦβος, a die.]

  1. [In geometry.] A regular solid body, consisting of six square and equal faces or sides, and the angles all right, and therefore equal. Chambers.

  2. [In arithmetick.] See Cubick Number.

    All the master planets move about the sun at several distances, as their common center, and with different velocities. This common law being observed in all of them, that the squares of the times of the revolutions are proportional to the cubes of their distances. Grew's Cosmolog. b. i. c. 2. s. 6.

Sources: Chambers, Ephraim (20) · Grew, Nehemiah (36)

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