# Cube

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

One of the five types of regular polyhedra; it has 6 square faces, 12 edges and 8 vertices from each of which emanate 3 edges (which are perpendicular to one another). The cube is sometimes called a hexahedron.

The cube of a number is its third power .

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