Definition of cubic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkjuːbɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjuːbɪk//
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  1. 1(abbreviation cu.) [only before noun] used to show that a measurement is the volume of something, that is the height multiplied by the length and the width cubic centimetres/inches/metres How many cubic metres of water are needed to fill the tank?
  2. 2measured or expressed in cubic units the cubic capacity of a car’s engine
  3. 3having the shape of a cube a cubic figure
  4. Word Originlate 15th cent. (in the sense ‘involving the cube (and no higher power)’): from Old French cubique, or via Latin from Greek kubikos, from kobos ‘cube’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cubic

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