from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the shape of a cube.
  • adjective Shaped similar to a cube.
  • adjective Having three dimensions.
  • adjective Having a volume equal to a cube whose edge is of a stated length.
  • adjective Mathematics Of the third power, order, or degree.
  • adjective Of or relating to a crystalline form that has three equal axes at right angles to each other; isometric.
  • noun A cubic expression, curve, or equation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the form of a cube.
  • Solid; three-dimensional: said of a unit of volume related to a unit of length of the same name as a cube is related to its edge. Thus, a cubic yard is the volume or solid contents of a cube whose edges are each a yard long. Abbreviated c.
  • In algebra and geometry, being of the third order, degree, or power.
  • noun In mathematics, a cubical quantic, equation, or curve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Geom.) A curve of the third degree.
  • noun See under Circular.
  • adjective Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube.
  • adjective (Crystallog.) Isometric or monometric. See Crystallization.
  • adjective an equation in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a cube.
  • adjective a volume equivalent to a cubical solid which measures a foot in each of its dimensions.
  • adjective a number produced by multiplying a number into itself, and that product again by the same number. See Cube.
  • adjective (Geom.) two curves of the third degree, one plane, and one on space of three dimensions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective geometry Used in the names of units of volume formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself twice.
  • adjective algebraic geometry Of a class of polynomial of the form
  • adjective crystallography Having three equal axes and all angles 90°.
  • noun algebraic geometry A cubic curve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having three dimensions


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