cubic measure

[ kyoo-bik mezh-er ]
/ ˈkyu bɪk ˈmɛʒ ər /

noun

the measurement of volume or space by means of cubic units.
a system of such units, especially that in which 1,728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot and 27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard, or that in which 1,000 cubic millimeters = 1 cubic centimeter, 1,000 cubic centimeters = 1,000 cubic decimeters, and 1,000 cubic decimeters = 1 cubic meter.

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Origin of cubic measure

First recorded in 1650–60

Words nearby cubic measure

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British Dictionary definitions for cubic measure

cubic measure

noun

a system of units for the measurement of volumes, based on the cubic inch, the cubic centimetre, etc
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