Rubik's Cube


Rubik's Cube
/rooh"biks/, Trademark.
a puzzle consisting of a cube with colored faces made of 26 smaller colored blocks attached to a spindle in the center, the object being to rotate the blocks until each face of the cube is a single color.

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▪ puzzle toy
 toy, popular in the 1980s, that was designed by Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik (Rubik, Erno). Rubik's Cube consists of 26 small cubes that rotate on a central axis; nine coloured cube faces, in three rows of three each, form each side of the cube. When the cube is twisted out of its original arrangement, the player must then return it to the original configuration—one among 43 quintillion possible ones.

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