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# cubic

cubic centimetre/​metre/​unit etc a measurement of space which is calculated by multiplying the length of something by its width and height:

• The well produced 19.4 million cubic metres of gas.

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cubic UK US /ˈkjuːbɪk/ adjective (ABBREVIATION cu.)
MEASURES used in units of volume to show when the length of something has been multiplied by its width and height: »

7 million cubic litres of water can be stored in the reservoir.

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• cubic — CÚBIC, Ă, cubici, ce, adj. De forma unui cub (1), Privitor la cub. ♢ Zahăr cubic = zahăr în formă de mici paralelipipede regulate, cu baza pătratică. ♦ Care conţine puterea a treia a unei mărimi. – Din fr. cubique, lat. cubicus. Trimis de cristi …   Dicționar Român

• cubic — cubic, cubical Cubical means only ‘shaped like a cube’ (a case that s roughly cubical in shape) whereas cubic has other meanings as well, as in cubic equation, cubic measure, cubic metre, etc., and also the meaning ‘cube shaped’ in technical… …   Modern English usage

• Cubic — Cu bic (k? b?k), Cubical Cu bic*al ( b? kal), a. [L. cubicus, Gr. ?????: cf. F. cubique. See {Cube}.] 1. Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) Isometric or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Cubic — Cu bic, n. (Geom.) A curve of the third degree. [1913 Webster] {Circular cubic}. See under {Circular}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• cubic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having the shape of a cube. 2) (of a unit of measurement) equal to the volume of a cube whose side is one of the linear unit specified: a cubic metre. 3) involving the cube (and no higher power) of a quantity or variable.… …   English terms dictionary

• cubic — [kyo͞o′bik] adj. [ME cubik < OFr cubique < L cubicus < Gr kybikos: see CUBE1] 1. having the shape of a cube 2. having three dimensions, or having the volume of a cube whose length, width, and depth (or height) each measure the given unit …   English World dictionary

• Cubic 22 — were a dance music project, made up of two Belgian producers that first started recording in the early 1990s. Peter Ramson and Danny Van Wauwe also went on to issue material under various pseudonyms.[1] The duo were a part of the burgeoning house …   Wikipedia

• cubic — (adj.) 1550s, from M.Fr. cubique (14c.), from L. cubicus, from Gk. kybikos, from kybos cube (see CUBE (Cf. cube)). Related: Cubical …   Etymology dictionary

• Cubic — Cubical redirects here. For the partition, see cubicle. Contents 1 Science and mathematics 2 Computing 3 Media …   Wikipedia

• cubic — cubicity /kyooh bis i tee/, n. /kyooh bik/, adj. 1. having three dimensions; solid. 2. having the form of a cube; cubical. 3. pertaining to the measurement of volume: the cubic contents of a vessel. 4. pertaining to a unit of linear measure that… …   Universalium