[ kyoo-buh-cher ]
/ ˈkyu bə tʃər /
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the determination of the cubic contents of something.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Words nearby cubature
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Example sentences from the Web for cubature
This first result, multiplied by itself and by the height, gives the cubature of the tree.
British Dictionary definitions for cubature
/ (ˈkjuːbətʃə) /
the determination of the cubic contents of something
Also called: cubage cubic contents
Word Origin for cubature
C17: from cube 1 + -ature, on the model of quadrature
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