# cubic

[ kyoo-bik ]

/ ˈkyu bɪk /

### adjective

### noun

Mathematics. a cubic polynomial or equation.

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## OTHER WORDS FROM cubic

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## British Dictionary definitions for cubic

cubic

/ (ˈkjuːbɪk) /

### adjective

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)

### noun

maths

- a cubic equation, such as x ³ + x + 2 = 0
- a cubic term or expression

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## Scientific definitions for cubic

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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