# cubic

*cubic*on Thesaurus.com

having three dimensions; solid.

having the form of a cube; cubical.

pertaining to the measurement of volume: the cubic contents of a vessel.

pertaining to a unit of linear measure that is multiplied by itself twice to form a unit of measure for volume: cubic foot; cubic centimeter; cubic inch; cubic meter.

Mathematics. of or relating to the third degree.

Crystallography. belonging or pertaining to the isometric system of crystallization.

Mathematics. a cubic polynomial or equation.

## Origin of cubic

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## Other words from cubic

- cu·bic·i·ty [kyoo-bis-i-tee], /kyuˈbɪs ɪ ti/, noun
- sub·cu·bic, adjective
- un·cu·bic, adjective

## Words Nearby cubic

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## How to use cubic in a sentence

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*cubic*curve.Within six days, all 600 million to 750 million

*cubic*meters of lake water had vanished, leaving a deep sinkhole filled with fractured ice.Satellites show how a massive lake in Antarctica vanished in days | Carolyn Gramling | July 12, 2021 | Science NewsThanks to its very low density of fewer than 40 kilograms per

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*cubic*surface to solve a ninth-degree polynomial can be extended to lines on these higher-dimensional hypersurfaces.Mathematicians Resurrect Hilbert’s 13th Problem | Stephen Ornes | January 14, 2021 | Quanta Magazine

The concentration of PM2.5, the smallest particulate matter, is at 153 micrograms per

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*cubic*meters of water for irrigation.The conflict in Ukraine caused Gazprom to cut production volumes from 496.4 billion

*cubic*meters to 463 billion*cubic*meters.The daughter had also been exposed and was comatose before she and her mother each received A 250

*cubic*centimeter transfusion.Infected Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Is an Endangered Hero | Michael Daly | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEASTShe grew increasingly ill despite a 450

*cubic*centimeter transfusion and became comatose after five days.Infected Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Is an Endangered Hero | Michael Daly | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEASTThe product is then multiplied by the number of

*cubic*centimeters voided in twenty-four hours and divided by 1000.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell ToddClodd tells us that one

*cubic*inch of rotten stone contains 41 thousand million vegetable skeletons of diatoms.God and my Neighbour | Robert BlatchfordThe normal number of leukocytes varies from 5000 to 10,000 per

*cubic*millimeter of blood.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell ToddAn immense bag of linen lined with paper, and containing 23,000

*cubic*feet, was provided for the occasion.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel MunsellPlaces on the Alaskan coast, laid bare at high tide, are said to have yielded as much as $12,000 per

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## British Dictionary definitions for cubic

/ (ˈkjuːbɪk) /

having the shape of a cube

having three dimensions

denoting or relating to a linear measure that is raised to the third power: a cubic metre Abbreviation: cu., c

maths of, relating to, or containing a variable to the third power or a term in which the sum of the exponents of the variables is three

Also: isometric, regular crystallog relating to or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three equal perpendicular axes. The unit cell of cubic crystals is a cube with a lattice point at each corner (simple cubic) and one in the cube's centre (body-centred cubic), or a lattice point at each corner and one at the centre of each face (face-centred cubic)

maths

a cubic equation, such as x ³ + x + 2 = 0

a cubic term or expression

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## Scientific definitions for cubic

[ kyōō′bĭk ]

Referring to a volume unit of measurement.

Involving a number or a variable that has been raised to the third power.

Relating to a crystal having three axes of equal length intersecting at right angles. The mineral pyrite has cubic crystals. Also called isometric See illustration at crystal.

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