cubic
cu·bic- 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 of cubic
Middle English cubik from Old French cubique from Classical Latin cubicus from Classical Greek kybikos: see cubecubic
adjective
- 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.
noun
MathematicsA cubic expression, curve, or equation.
Related Forms:
- cu′bic·ly
adverb
cubic
Adjective
(not comparable)
- (geometry) Used in the names of units of volume formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself twice.
- cubic metre, cubic foot
- (algebraic geometry) Of a class of polynomial of the form
- (crystallography) Having three equal axes and all angles 90°.
- cubic cleavage
Noun
(plural cubics)
- (algebraic geometry) A cubic curve.
Origin
From Middle French cubique