cubic

cubic
I. adjective Date: 15th century 1. having the form of a cube ; cubical 2. a. relating to the cube considered as a crystal form b. isometric 1 3. a. three-dimensional b. being the volume of a cube whose edge is a specified unit <
cubic inch
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4. of third degree, order, or power <
a cubic polynomial
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II. noun Date: 1799 a cubic curve, equation, or polynomial

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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 [ˈkjuːbɪk] adjective 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. * * * cubic UK US… …   Financial and business terms

• 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 — (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

• cubic — 1. adjective /ˈkjuː.bɪk/ a) Used in the names of units of volume formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself twice. <!note: this is correct; although there are three factors, there are only two multiplications cubic metre, cubic foot b)… …   Wiktionary