Meaning of CUBIC in English

CUBIC

/ ˈkjuːbɪk; NAmE / adjective

1.

( abbr. cu ) [ only before noun ] used to show that a measurement is the volume of sth, that is the height multiplied by the length and the width :

cubic centimetres / inches / metres

2.

measured or expressed in cubic units :

the cubic capacity of a car's engine

3.

having the shape of a cube :

a cubic figure

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WORD ORIGIN

late 15th cent. (in the sense involving the cube (and no higher power) ): from Old French cubique , or via Latin from Greek kubikos , from kobos cube.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.