Cubicle vs. Cube

By Jaxson

  • Cubicle

    A cubicle is a partially enclosed office workspace that is separated from neighboring workspaces by partitions that are usually 5–6 feet (1.5–1.8 m) tall. Its purpose is to isolate office workers and managers from the sights and noises of an open workspace so that they may concentrate with fewer distractions. Cubicles are composed of modular elements such as walls, work surfaces, overhead bins, drawers, and shelving, which can be configured depending on the user’s needs. Installation is generally performed by trained personnel, although some cubicles allow configuration changes to be performed by users without specific training.

    Cubicles in the 2010s are usually equipped with a computer, monitor, keyboard and mouse on the work surface. Cubicles typically have a desk phone. Since many offices use overhead fluorescent lights to illuminate the office, cubicles may or may not have lamps or other additional lighting. Other furniture that is often used in cubicles includes an office chair, a filing cabinet for locking documents away, a bookcase and a coatrack.

    The office cubicle was created by designer Robert Propst for Herman Miller, and released in 1967 under the name “Action Office II”. Although cubicles are often seen as being symbolic of work in a modern office setting due to their uniformity and blandness, they afford the employee a greater degree of privacy and personalization than in previous work environments, which often consisted of desks lined up in rows within an open room. They do so at a lower cost than individual, private offices. In some office cubicle workspaces, employees can decorate the walls of their cubicle with posters, pictures and other items.

  • Cube

    In geometry, a cube is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, facets or sides, with three meeting at each vertex.

    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 and a right rhombohedron. 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

    The cube is the only convex polyhedron whose faces are all squares.

  • Cubicle (noun)

    A small separate part or one of the compartments of a room.

    “Most libraries provide cubicles for quiet study.”

  • Cubicle (noun)

    A small enclosure at a swimming pool etc. used to provide personal privacy when changing.

  • Cubicle (noun)

    A small enclosure in a public toilet for individual use.

  • Cube (noun)

    A regular polyhedron having six identical square faces.

  • Cube (noun)

    Any object more or less in the form of a cube.

    “a sugar cube”

    “a stock cube”

  • Cube (noun)

    The third power of a number, value, term or expression.

    “the cube of 2 is 8”

  • Cube (noun)

    A data structure consisting of a three-dimensional array; a data cube

  • Cube (noun)

    A cubicle, especially one of those found in offices.

    “My co-worker annoys me by throwing things over the walls of my cube.”

  • Cube (verb)

    To raise to the third power; to determine the result of multiplying by itself twice.

    “Three cubed can be written as 33, and equals twenty-seven.”

  • Cube (verb)

    To form into the shape of a cube.

  • Cube (verb)

    To cut into cubes.

    “Cube the ham right after adding the curry to the rice.”

  • Cube (verb)

    to use a Rubik’s cube.

    “He likes to cube now and then.”


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