AskDefine | Define cubic

Dictionary Definition

cubic adj : having three dimensions [syn: three-dimensional] [ant: linear, planar]

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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Used in the names of units of volume formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself twice.
    cubic metre, cubic foot
  2. Of a class of polynomial of the form a.x^3 + b.x^2 + c.x + d
  3. Having three equal axes and all angles 90°.

Translations

in the name of units of volume
of a polynomial of third degree
  • French: cubique
  • Italian: cubico, cubica
  • Russian: кубический, третьей степени
  • Swedish: tredjegrads-, kubisk
  • ttbc Polish: trójmian (polynominal), sześcienny (cubic root) This cannot be right: the definition says "of a polynomial of third degree" and does not mention cube roots (there is no term "cubic root" in English, and "polynominal" is incorrect. Ensure these are adjectives and not nouns.)

Noun

  1. A cubic curve.

Synonyms

Translations

cubic curve

Extensive Definition

Cubic may refer to:

General

  • cubicle, a small area set off by walls for special use, such as a place to work, to shower, or with a toilet

Science and mathematics

  • cube, a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, facets or sides, with three meeting at each vertex
  • cubic curve (mathematics), a plane algebraic curve
  • cubic function (mathematics), a polynomial of degree three
  • cubic graph (mathematics - graph theory), a graph where all vertices have degree 3

Pseudo-science

  • cubic time, a website created by Gene Ray where he sets out his proposed description of the nature of the universe

Arts and entertainment

  • Cubic is the Scandinavian title for Equilibrium (2002 film), an action/science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer.

Business

Cubic Enterprises, Inc. is a packaging and crating company in Cleveland, OH 60 Helwig Pkwy Berea, OH 44017 PH: 440-234-1311 http://www.cubicenterprises.com
cubic in Indonesian: Kubik

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