Cubic equation
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 monometric; as, cubic cleavage. See {Crystallization}. [1913 Webster]

{Cubic equation}, an equation in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a cube.

{Cubic foot}, a volume equivalent to a cubical solid which measures a foot in each of its dimensions.

{Cubic number}, a number produced by multiplying a number into itself, and that product again by the same number. See {Cube}.

{Cubical parabola} (Geom.), two curves of the third degree, one plane, and one on space of three dimensions. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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