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cubic

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adjective cu·bic \ ˈkyü-bik \

Definition of cubic

1 :having the form of a cube :cubical
2 a :relating to the cube considered as a crystal form
b :isometric 1
b :being the volume of a cube whose edge is a specified unit
  • cubic inch
4 :of third degree, order, or power
  • a cubic polynomial

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First Known Use of cubic

15th century


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cubic

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Definition of cubic

:a cubic curve, equation, or polynomial

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First Known Use of cubic

1799


CUBIC Defined for English Language Learners

cubic

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adjective

Definition of cubic for English Language Learners

  • : in the shape of a cube


CUBIC Defined for Kids

cubic

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adjective cu·bic \ ˈkyü-bik \

Definition of cubic for Students

1 :having the shape of a cube
2 :being the volume of a cube whose edge has a specified length
  • a cubic centimeter


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