cu·​bi·​cal ˈkyü-bi-kəl How to pronounce cubical (audio)
: cubic
especially : shaped like a cube
: relating to volume
cubically adverb

Examples of cubical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hardness of Hard Problems For decades, the cubical foam problem went relatively unexplored in higher dimensions. Jordana Cepelewicz, Quanta Magazine, 10 Feb. 2023 When the garden was excavated, archaeologists found evidence of a large water reservoir and a cubical limestone object with a hole in the center—likely the remains of a primitive toilet seat. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 25 May 2023 Trying to rope the universe with our own definitions is like trying to put a spherical peg in a cubical hole. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 7 Dec. 2010 The secret lay in the surface area of cubical foams. Jordana Cepelewicz, Quanta Magazine, 10 Feb. 2023 Cages were left in the open (normal control), under a wooden pyramid model (experimental rats) or in a cubical box of comparable dimensions (6 hr/day for 14 days). Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2012 Even before the pandemic hit, property-casualty insurance giant Travelers Cos. started moving away from the traditional office-and-cubical configurations. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 22 Sep. 2022 The result is the cubical B2, a rusty red groundmech who rolls around the planet Ferrix. Devan Coggan,, 14 Sep. 2022 The helicopter features a cubical fuselage 5.5 inches across, a pair of carbon-fiber rotors, and a 13-megapixel camera. John Kennedy, Popular Science, 10 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cubical was in the 15th century

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“Cubical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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