Cube vs Pentacube - What's the difference?

cube | pentacube |

is .

As a noun pentacube is

(mathematics) a polycube composed of five cubes.

cube

English

(wikipedia cube)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
• (geometry) A regular polyhedron having six identical square faces.
• Any object more or less in the form of a cube.
• a sugar cube
a stock cube
• (mathematics) The third power of a number, value, term or expression.
• the cube of 2 is 8
• (computing) A data structure consisting of a three-dimensional array; a data cube
• Synonyms
* regular hexahedron (rare) * (object in the form of a cube) block, brick, die, square block * (number raised to the third power) third power
Hypernyms
* hexahedron, cuboid

Verb

(cub)
• (arithmetic) To raise to the third power; to determine the result of multiplying by itself twice.
• Three cubed can be written as 33, and equals twenty-seven.
• To form into the shape of a cube.
• To cut into cubes.
• Cube the ham right after adding the curry to the rice.
• (UK) to use a Rubik's cube.
• He likes to cube now and then.
Synonyms
* (to cut into cubes) dice

Derived terms

* bath cube * bouillon cube * cube candle * cube out * cube root * cube steak * cube van * cubiform * hypercube * ice cube * Rubik's cube * snub cube * stock cube * sugar cube

* line segment * square * tesseract

Etymology 2

Clipped form of (cubicle) (with intentional reference to their common shape per ), which from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
• A cubicle, especially one of those found in offices.
• My co-worker annoys me by throwing things over the walls of my cube .

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pentacube

English

Noun

(en noun)
• (mathematics) A polycube composed of five cubes