# Cube

## Solid object with six equal square faces / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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In geometry, a **cube**[lower-alpha 1] is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, facets, or sides, with three meeting at each vertex. Viewed from a corner, it is a hexagon and its net is usually depicted as a cross.[1]

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Regular hexahedron | |
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Type | Platonic solid |

Elements | F = 6, E = 12V = 8 (χ = 2) |

Faces by sides | 6{4} |

Conway notation | C |

Schläfli symbols | {4,3} |

t{2,4} or {4}×{} tr{2,2} {}×{}×{} = {} ^{3} | |

Face configuration | V3.3.3.3 |

Wythoff symbol | 3 | 2 4 |

Coxeter diagram | |

Symmetry | O_{h}, B_{3}, [4,3], (*432) |

Rotation group | O, [4,3]^{+}, (432) |

References | U_{06}, C_{18}, W_{3} |

Properties | regular, convexzonohedron, Hanner polytope |

Dihedral angle | 90° |

4.4.4 (Vertex figure) |
Octahedron (dual polyhedron) |

Net |

The cube is the only regular hexahedron and is one of the five Platonic solids. It has 6 faces, 12 edges, and 8 vertices.

The cube is also a square parallelepiped, an equilateral cuboid, a right rhombohedron, and a **3**-zonohedron. It is a regular square prism in three orientations, and a trigonal trapezohedron in four orientations.

The cube is dual to the octahedron. It has cubical or octahedral symmetry, and is the only convex polyhedron whose faces are all squares. Its generalization for higher-dimensional spaces is called a *hypercube*.

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