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# cubic

## Definitions

### 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 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.

• 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.

## Etymologies

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## Examples

• The 392 designation comes from the engine's size in cubic inches, a measurement familiar to those of us raised in the muscle car era, many of whom are the Challenger's target demographic.

• To recap: Optogenetics can trigger neurons within a carefully limited area, that is, a cubic millimeter or two.

World Wide Mind Michael chorost 2011

• To recap: Optogenetics can trigger neurons within a carefully limited area, that is, a cubic millimeter or two.

World Wide Mind Michael chorost 2011

• I've seen several references to a unit of energy called the cubic mile of oil (CMO).

tingilinde: 2008

• Aluminum is cubic, which is based on squares, so Keo was right.

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• Halite crystallizes in the isometric (also called cubic) crystal system and when it forms crystals, it generally forms cubes.

Halite 2008

• The primary objective is to increase productivity, or pulp yield, defined as cubic meters of pulp grown per hectare of plantation.

The Emerging Markets Century Antoine van Agtmael 2007

• The latter, commonly called cubic nitre or Chile saltpetre, is the kind occurring in Chile.

• Cent. has a greater weight under a given volume (that is, a cubic unit of it is heavier at this temperature) than it is at any temperature either higher or lower.

• Most doctors define mild neutropenia as neutrophil levels from 1000 to 1500 neutrophils per milliliter (one-thousandth of a liter; also called a cubic centimeter) of blood.