cubic measure

noun
a unit of measurement of volume or capacity
Syn:
Hypernyms: ↑unit of measurement, ↑unit
Hyponyms:
Part Holonyms: ↑volume

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noun
: a unit or series of units for measuring volume (as cubic inch, cubic centimeter)

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1. the measurement of volume or space by means of cubic units.
2. a system of such units, esp. that in which 1728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot and 27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard, or that in which 1000 cubic millimeters = 1 cubic centimeter, 1000 cubic centimeters = 1000 cubic decimeters, and 1000 cubic decimeters = 1 cubic meter.
[1650-60]

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cubic measure,
a system of measurement of volume in cubic units:
1728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot
27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard
1000 cubic millimeters = 1 cubic centimeter
1000 cubic centimeters = 1 cubic decimeter
1000 cubic decimeters = 1 cubic meter
cu|bi|cule «KYOO buh kyool», noun.
= cubicle. (Cf.cubicle)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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