Definition of “cubic” - English Dictionary

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“cubic” in British English

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cubicadjective

uk /ˈkjuː.bɪk/ us /ˈkjuː.bɪk/ specialized

Examples

  • Between November and March, about 13,000 cubic meters of water per second fall into the river below.
  • You can hear it long before you see it – 935 cubic meters of water fall every second!

(Definition of “cubic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“cubic” in American English

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cubicadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈkju·bɪk/

mathematics used in units of volume to show when the length of something has been multiplied by its width and height:

A cubic centimeter is a centimeter high, a centimeter long, and a centimeter wide.

(Definition of “cubic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“cubic” in Business English

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cubicadjective

uk /ˈkjuːbɪk/ us abbreviation cu.

MEASURES used in units of volume to show when the length of something has been multiplied by its width and height:

7 million cubic litres of water can be stored in the reservoir.

(Definition of “cubic” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)