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Base: The number that is raised to a power. In "74", 7 is the base.

Cube: A number times itself times itself. 5 cubed = 53 = 5󬊅 = 125.

Cube Root: A number that, when cubed, is equal to the given number. Shown by .

Exponent: The power to which a number is raised; the number of times a number is multiplied. In "74", 7 has an exponent of 4, and 7 is multiplied 4 times (7󬱟7).

Mean or Average: Addition of numbers and then dividing the total amount by the number of numbers you added in the first place.

Square: A number times itself. 5 squared = 52 = 55 = 25.

Square Root: A number that, when squared (multiplied by itself), is equal to the given number. Shown by v

Deviation: How much a random number will change around a certain distribution. So, if you have a SET of numbers {4, 5, 5, 5, 9 } 4 and 9 do not follow the average of the distribution which is 5. They deviate or change from the norm.