cuboid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cuboid shaped like a cube
    • n cuboid a rectangular parallelepiped
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cuboid (Anat) Cube-shaped, or nearly so; as, the cuboid bone of the foot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cuboid Resembling a cube in form.
    • n cuboid 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 foot.
    • n cuboid A parallelopiped whose six faces are rectangles.
    • n cuboid In anthropology, a cranium, short, high, and wide, of somewhat angular form.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cuboid resembling a cube in shape
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cube, + -oid,: cf. Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. cubus—Gr. kybos, a die.

Usage

In literature:

Bitten at 8 a.m. on the 29th March, 1892, by echis carinata (brown variety) on the right foot near the cuboid bone.
"On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote" by A. Mueller
Union of the navicular and cuboid, and sometimes the ectocuneiform bone, of the tarsus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
The cuboid is small; the scaphoid is large, and flattened from above downwards.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
The cuboid is small, and the internal and middle cuneiform bones are small and united together.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
The distal row of the tarsus has four bones, three cuneiforms and a cuboid.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Note, in a cross-section, that there are small ovoid or cuboid cells at the bases of the large ectoderm cells.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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In news:

Toronto, ON – Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is expected to miss the next 1-2 weeks with a bruised cuboid bone in his right foot, the team announced on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, the Raptors announced guard Kyle Lowry would be out 1-2 weeks with a bruised cuboid bone in his right foot.
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In science:

Cooling runs were carried out using cuboidal and/or cubic simulation cells to confirm the existence and nature of the transitions.
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
Fig. 4 Illustration of interest points and cuboids.
Dynamic Feature Description in Human Action Recognition
Fig. 4 (b) shows the cuboids extracted from each action type displayed in one frame, and it also proves actions can be discriminated by these cuboids due to the fact that different actions generate different cuboids distribution.
Dynamic Feature Description in Human Action Recognition
Fig. 5 Stereo views of cuboids extracted around each spatial temporal interest point for each action. The cylinder indicates an action sequence, and each shows 4 frames for simplicity. Colored cuboids are displayed to express the idea that different actions have different interest points (cuboids) distribution.
Dynamic Feature Description in Human Action Recognition
The 3D gradient descriptor consists of three channels ( same size as that of the cuboid. In their implementation, the brightness gradients are concatenated to be a vector representing one cuboid.
Dynamic Feature Description in Human Action Recognition
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