American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having the approximate shape of a cube.
- n. Anatomy A tarsal bone on the outer side of the foot in front of the calcaneus and behind the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones.
- n. Mathematics A rectangular parallelepiped.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a cube in form.
- n. In anatomy, the outermost bone of the distal row of tarsal bones, or bones of the instep, supporting the heads of the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones: so called from its cubic form in man. It is regarded as consisting of or as representing the fourth and fifth distal tarsal bones of the typical tarsus. See cut under
- n. A parallelopiped whose six faces are rectangles.
- n. In anthropology, a cranium, short, high, and wide, of somewhat angular form.
- adj. Of the shape of a cube.
- n. anatomy The cuboid bone.
- n. geometry A parallelepiped having six rectangular faces.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Cube-shaped, or nearly so.
- adj. shaped like a cube
- n. a rectangular parallelepiped
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“You bust out 'cuboid,' setting all my nerve endings a-tingle, but then use the limp 'perfectly sine regularity' in lieu of say the throbbing 'perfect sinusoidal regularity' or the magnificently necropriapic 'cold dead sinusoidal character'?”
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