# cube root

### noun Mathematics.

a quantity of which a given quantity is the cube: The cube root of 64 is 4.

## Words nearby cube root

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## Origin of cube root

First recorded in 1690–1700

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## Examples from the Web for cube root

How many litres of champagne can be extracted from the cube-root of one turnip?

This Giddy Globe|Oliver HerfordAdieu, beloved grammar; and farewell, most fragrant extract of cube-root, as well as birch-oil.

The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe|Amanda Minnie DouglasI'd rather have let cube-root go and have kept more of my imagination.

August First|Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews and Roy Irving Murray

## British Dictionary definitions for cube root

cube root

### noun

the number or quantity whose cube is a given number or quantity: 2 is the cube root of 8 (usually written ³√ 8 or 8 1⁄3)

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## Scientific definitions for cube root

cube root

The number whose cube is equal to a given number. For example, the cube root of 125 is 5, since 53 = 125.

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