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

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During peak daytime tourist hours, more than 6 million cubic feet of water rush over the crestline of the falls every minute, according to the Niagara Parks website. Allyson Chiu, Anchorage Daily News, "A man was swept over Niagara’s Horseshoe Falls, police say. He survived.," 10 July 2019 No bags larger than 6 inches by 6 inches by 6 inches (216 cubic inches) are allowed. Greg Levinsky, Detroit Free Press, "Fans' guide to 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic: Yes, you can bring food," 23 June 2019 The sheer sound of the orchestra was extraordinary, reminding you that after a season of pushing sound out of the Met orchestra pit, these players were ready to fill every cubic inch of Carnegie Hall. David Patrick Stearns, https://www.inquirer.com, "It’s a Yannick fest at Carnegie Hall, and the first show is a hit," 4 June 2019 The collections are complemented by more than 150 cubic feet of archival material. Maddie Burakoff, Smithsonian, "Fifty Years After Stonewall, A Look at the Struggles and Celebrations of LGBTQ Americans," 19 June 2019 First, there’s no helmet needed for motorcycles with engines of 50 cubic centimeter displacement or less, two horsepower or less and a top speed of 30 miles per hour. Dan Sweeney, sun-sentinel.com, "Why do drivers need to have seat belts on, but motorcycle riders don’t have to wear helmets? | You asked, we answer," 5 June 2019 In Seeley Lake, the particulate levels were routinely in excess of 300 micrograms per cubic liter. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "Wildfire Smoke Is Here to Stay," 5 June 2019 The Class 1 volume charge for residential rates would increase from $4.05 for each 100 cubic fee of water consumed to $4.15 on July 1, and $4.25 on July 1, 2020. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Water rates may be going up in Aurora," 3 June 2019 Even before the fracking boom transformed the American energy landscape in the last decade, though, a trillion cubic feet of natural gas laying ready to send to customers wasn’t all that much. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Low Storage, Prices Equals Bad News for U.S. Gas Producers," 6 Apr. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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, "Desperate to get rid of homeless people, some are using prickly plants, fences, barriers," 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, "Desperate to get rid of homeless people, some are using prickly plants, fences, barriers," 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, "Africa’s pollution killing thousands of infants, study says," 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, "Sailor sacrifices sleep for science to save the planet," 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, "Community news," 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, "Trump orders feds to pay more to help Florida cities, counties pay for Hurricane Irma debris," 4 Oct. 2017 The charge for compost loading is $10 per cubic yard, payment by check or money order only. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Neighbors calendar," 29 May 2017 Their namesake cubic frames contain up to 15 tentacles at the corners, with each growing as much as 10 feet long, all lined with thousands of stinging cells— Daniel Jameson, CNT, "The 10 Most Dangerous Animals in the World," 10 July 2017

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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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cubic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cubic

: in the shape of a cube

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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