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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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cubiccu‧bic /ˈkjuːbɪk/ ●○○ adjective  TMrelating to a measurement of space which is calculated by multiplying the length of something by its width and heightsquarecubic centimetre/metre/inch etc 75,000 million cubic metres of gas the cubic capacity of an engine
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cubicDux wanted cubic capacity, lots of it.It offers 118 cubic feet of cargo space, or five times the trunk space of a Buick Regal.All the pallets were of a standard size which Bob guessed to be about four feet square, about sixty-four cubic feet.Up to 1.2 million cubic metres are expected to be cut this year - three or four times as much as in 1991.The men were injured in March last year when seven cubic metres of concentrated nitric acid escaped from a valve.A country that imports wheat rather than growing it locally therefore saves 1,000 cubic metres of water for every tonne it imports.The total volume of the brown shales is 12,600 cubic miles as determined from a study of well cuttings.The government was paying farmers fifteen cents a cubic yard to move dirt.cubic centimetre/metre/inch etcThe new limit is one billionth of a gram per cubic metre.These have a radius of about ten miles and densities of millions of tons per cubic inch.These have radii of a few thousand miles and densities of hundreds of tons per cubic inch.If all goes to plan, the sail will collapse into a box less than a cubic metre in volume.Charges differ throughout the country but 40p per cubic metre is a rough guide.If they were packed tightly there could be 5 thousand million of them in a cubic centimetre of inflammation.You then need to multiply this by your company's charge for each cubic metre of water.Levels of sulphur dioxide in the air reached 2,400 microgrammes per cubic metre over the weekend.
From Longman Business Dictionarycubiccu‧bic /ˈkjuːbɪk/ adjective cubic centimetre/metre/unit etc a measurement of space which is calculated by multiplying the length of something by its width and heightThe well produced 19.4 million cubic metres of gas.
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