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**cubic**| cubic centimeter | cubic centimetre | cubic content unit | cubic decimeter | cubic decimetre

# cubic

## CIDE DICTIONARY

- Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube. [
*1913 Webster*]

**Cubic equation**,

**Cubic foot**,

**Cubic number**,

**Cubical parabola**

*(Geom.)*,

**cubic**, n.

A curve of the third degree. [

*1913 Webster*]**Circular cubic**.

## OXFORD DICTIONARY

**cubic**, adj.

1 cube-shaped.

2 of three dimensions.

3 involving the cube (and no higher power) of a number (cubic equation).

4 Crystallog. having three equal axes at right angles.

Idiom

cubic content the volume of a solid expressed in cubic metres. cubic metre etc. the volume of a cube whose edge is one metre etc.

Etymology

F cubique or L cubicus f. Gk kubikos (as CUBE)

## THESAURUS

**cubic**

3-D, cube-shaped, cubed, cubiform, cuboid, diced, dimensional, flat, foursquare, fourth-dimensional, oblong, orthogonal, proportional, quadrangular, quadrate, quadriform, quadrilateral, rectangular, rhombic, rhomboid, space, space-time, spatial, spatiotemporal, spherical, square, stereoscopic, superficial, surface, tetragonal, tetrahedral, three-dimensional, trapezohedral, trapezoid, two-dimensional, volumetric
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