cubic definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- having the shape of a cube
- having three dimensions, or having the volume of a cube whose length, width, and depth (or height) each measure the given unit: a cubic foot
- designating or of a crystal system having three axes of equal length, each of which intersects at right angles with the others
- Math. of the third power or degree; relating to the cubes of numbers or quantities
Origin: Middle English cubik ; from Old French cubique ; from Classical Latin cubicus ; from Classical Greek kybikos: see cube
cubic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. Having the shape of a cube.b. Shaped similar to a cube.
- a. Having three dimensions.b. Abbr. c or cu. Having a volume equal to a cube whose edge is of a stated length: a cubic foot.
- Mathematics Of the third power, order, or degree.
- Of or relating to a crystalline form that has three equal axes at right angles to each other; isometric.
A cubic expression, curve, or equation.
- cuˈbic·ly adverb
cubic - Science Definition
- Referring to a volume unit of measurement.
- Involving a number or a variable that has been raised to the third power.
- Relating to a crystal having three axes of equal length intersecting at right angles. The mineral pyrite has cubic crystals. Also called isometric. See illustration at crystal.