duplication of the cube
the insoluble problem of constructing a cube having twice the volume of a given cube, using only a ruler and compass.
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- duplicate bridge,
- duplicating machine,
- duplication of chromosomes,
Origin of duplication of the cube
First recorded in 1650–60
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