
Definition of Cubic
1. Adjective. Having three dimensions.
Attributes: Cubicity
Similar to: Blockish, Blocky, Boxshaped, Boxlike, Boxy, Brickshaped, Cubeshaped, Cubelike, Cubical, Cubiform, Cuboid, Cuboidal, Isometric, Solid
Derivative terms: Cubicity, Threedimensionality
Antonyms: Linear, Planar
Definition of Cubic
1. a. Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube.
2. n. A curve of the third degree.
Definition of Cubic
1. Adjective. (geometry) Used in the names of units of volume formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself twice. ¹
2. Adjective. (algebraic geometry) Of a class of polynomial of the form $a.x^3\; +\; b.x^2\; +\; c.x\; +\; d$ ¹
3. Adjective. (crystallography) Having three equal axes and all angles 90°. ¹
4. Noun. (algebraic geometry) A cubic curve. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Cubic
1. a mathematical equation or expression [n S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cubic
Literary usage of Cubic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"In the settlement of the account of the Company, the parties disagreed in their
interpretation of the last clause, as to the price stipulated per cubic foot ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"A special system of units is used in the measurement of wood ; 144 cubic inches
or one ... A timber foot, however, is 1728 cubic inches or one cubic foot. ..."
3. A treatise on the analytic geometry of three dimensions by George Salmon (1862)
"intersection consists of a right line and a cubic, it is evident that the generators
of the same system as the line, since they do not meet the line, ..."
4. Transactions. by New Hampshire Medical Society, American Ethnological Society (1858)
"?ated with less than 4500 cubic feet of air. I wish to elicit information, as I
believe there are few Yorkshire collieries with more than 70000 cubic feet ..."