# hypercube

hy·per·cubenoun

- Any of a set of objects resulting from the generalization of a two-dimensional square and a three-dimensional cube to
*n*dimensions. A hypercube has 2^{ n }corners, each of which is connected to its*n*nearest adjacent corners by edges that all have the same length. - A network whose nodes have the connectivity of such an object.

## hypercube

Noun

(*plural* hypercubes)

- (geometry) A geometric figure in four or more dimensions, which is analogous to a cube in three dimensions. Specifically, the
*n*-dimensional equivalent of a cube for any non-negative integer*n*. - (geometry) Such a figure in four dimensions; a tesseract.
- (computing) A computer architecture in which each processor is connected to
*n*others based on analogy to a hypercube of*n*dimensions.

Origin

From *hyper-* +"Ž *cube*

## hypercube - Computer Definition

A parallel processing architecture made up of binary multiples of computers (4, 8, 16, etc.). The computers are interconnected so that data travel is kept to a minimum. For example, in two eight-node cubes, each node in one cube would be connected to the counterpart node in the other.