- 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
Examples from the Web for cubic
Each year their fields need at least 53 billion cubic meters of water for irrigation.The Aral Sea's Disappearing Act
October 4, 2014
The conflict in Ukraine caused Gazprom to cut production volumes from 496.4 billion cubic meters to 463 billion cubic meters.In Ukraine, Winter Is Coming
September 23, 2014
The daughter had also been exposed and was comatose before she and her mother each received A 250 cubic centimeter transfusion.
She grew increasingly ill despite a 450 cubic centimeter transfusion and became comatose after five days.
They make a 0.75 cubic foot bag of firewood blazing with a Hotsticks logo.Brooklyn’s Booming Firewood Industry
July 8, 2014
To express the cubic content of a turnip, you must be all round it at once.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
The dirt contained one cent and a fifth of gold in a cubic foot.
A man will throw in from two to five cubic yards of dirt in one day.
In a cubic foot there will of course be 1728 times that number.The Machinery of the Universe
Amos Emerson Dolbear
That a mass of ice about a cubic yard in size had fallen at Candeish, India, 1828.The Book of the Damned
- having the shape of a cube
- having three dimensions
- denoting or relating to a linear measure that is raised to the third powera 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
Word Origin and History for cubic
1550s, from Middle French cubique (14c.), from Latin cubicus, from Greek kybikos, from kybos "cube" (see cube (n.)). Related: Cubical.
- 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.