cubic

adjective
cu·​bic | \ ˈkyü-bik How to pronounce cubic (audio) \

Definition of cubic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having the form of a cube : cubical
2a : relating to the cube considered as a crystal form
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

cubic

noun

Definition of cubic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a cubic curve, equation, or polynomial

Examples of cubic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Delhi stand to gain 10 years of life expectancy if levels of PM 2.5 (particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns) are brought down to the five micrograms per cubic meter target. Ranjit Devraj, Quartz, 16 June 2022 Grass pollen is moderate/high at 7.03 grains per cubic meter. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 7 June 2022 The company has tens of millions of cubic yards of the material at sites around the state, left behind by years of coal combustion. Drew Kann, ajc, 6 Apr. 2022 Tankers departing facilities like Freeport — which on its own accounts for 20 percent of domestic LNG processing — transport as much as 64 billion cubic feet of gas per month. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 9 June 2022 As news of the outtage spread Tuesday afternoon, natural gas prices plummeted by a dollar, to around $8.10 per thousand cubic feet. Christopher Helman, Forbes, 9 June 2022 This could be listed as m/s (meters per second) or CFM (cubic feet per minute). Theresa Holland, PEOPLE.com, 16 May 2022 The spot price for natural gas at the Henry Hub — a U.S. benchmark — crossed $8 per thousand cubic feet this week, its highest level since 2008. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, 5 May 2022 Compared to the nonhybrid version, the PHEV's higher load floor trims cargo space by between 3 and 5 cubic feet, resulting in 34 cubic feet of luggage space behind the rear seats and 61 cubic feet with the seatbacks folded. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 5 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That leaves cubics, the stubborn holdouts of the polynomial universe. Quanta Magazine, 9 July 2013 Its iconic cubic form created a modern version of a traditional Protestant meeting house. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, 7 July 2019 Mozgo acquires the boxes from a Bell Gardens company that imports ginger, paints them firetruck red, pays $120 per cubic yard for dirt and then uses a $900 trailer to haul it all back to his neighborhood on the south end of downtown Los Angeles. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 July 2019 Mozgo acquires the boxes from a Bell Gardens company that imports ginger, paints them firetruck red, pays $120 per cubic yard for dirt and then uses a $900 trailer to haul it all back to his neighborhood on the south end of downtown Los Angeles. Benjamin Oreskes, latimes.com, 10 July 2019 Every 10-microgram-per-cubic-meter increase in the concentration of breathable particulate matter is associated with an increase of about 9 percent in infant mortality, an effect consistent over the 15-year study period, the study’s authors say. Washington Post, 27 June 2018 The highest levels of microplastic found so far in the race was 357 particles per cubic metre recorded from the South China Sea, east of Taiwan. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, 8 June 2018 Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Valparaiso Public Works employees will load compost and mulch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The charge for compost loading is $10 per cubic yard, payment by check or money order only. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, 3 May 2018 Seminole County, which had a pre-storm contract to pay $7.49 per cubic yard to hauler Ceres Environmental, reworked the pact to pay the company 11 percent more — a raise of about 82 cents per cubic yard to $8.31, County Manager Nicole Guillet said. Stephen Hudak, OrlandoSentinel.com, 4 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of cubic

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1799, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jun 2022

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“Cubic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cubic. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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cubic

adjective
cu·​bic | \ ˈkyü-bik How to pronounce cubic (audio) \

Kids Definition of cubic

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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