duplication of the cube

noun Geometry.

the insoluble problem of constructing a cube having twice the volume of a given cube, using only a ruler and compass.

Nearby words

  1. duplicate,
  2. duplicate bridge,
  3. duplicating machine,
  4. duplication,
  5. duplication of chromosomes,
  6. duplicator,
  7. duplicature,
  8. duplicatus,
  9. duplicident,
  10. duplicitous

Origin of duplication of the cube

First recorded in 1650–60

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