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.
- cu·bic·i·ty [kyoo-bis-i-tee], /kyuˈbɪs ɪ ti/, noun
- sub·cu·bic, adjective
- un·cu·bic, adjective
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How to use cubic in a sentence
However, in the meantime, the US had stuck with the briefly-popular Queen Anne gallon—231 cubic inches of fluid.
The two swimmers are chosen based on FINA points, which are calculated using a 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 News
Thanks to its very low density of fewer than 40 kilograms per cubic meter, the cockpit was ultra-lightweight.Use today’s tech solutions to meet the climate crisis and do it profitably | Walter Thompson | February 12, 2021 | TechCrunch
Hilbert’s idea of using a line on a cubic surface to solve a ninth-degree polynomial can be extended to lines on these higher-dimensional hypersurfaces.
The concentration of PM2.5, the smallest particulate matter, is at 153 micrograms per cubic meter.
Each year their fields need at least 53 billion 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 BEAST
She 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 BEAST
The 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 Todd
Clodd tells us that one cubic inch of rotten stone contains 41 thousand million vegetable skeletons of diatoms.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
The normal number of leukocytes varies from 5000 to 10,000 per cubic millimeter of blood.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
An 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 Munsell
Places on the Alaskan coast, laid bare at high tide, are said to have yielded as much as $12,000 per cubic yard.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
British Dictionary definitions for cubic
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)
a cubic equation, such as x ³ + x + 2 = 0
a cubic term or expression
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Scientific definitions for cubic
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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