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cubature

[kyoo-buh-cher]
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noun
  1. the determination of the cubic contents of something.
  2. cubic contents.
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Origin of cubature

1670–80; cube1 + -ature, after quadrature
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Historical Examples

  • This first result, multiplied by itself and by the height, gives the cubature of the tree.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898

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British Dictionary definitions for cubature

cubature

noun
  1. the determination of the cubic contents of something
  2. Also called: cubage cubic contents
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Word Origin

C17: from cube 1 + -ature, on the model of quadrature
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