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cubic

1. having the shape of a cube
2. 
a. having three dimensions
b. denoting or relating to a linear measure that is raised to the third power
3. Maths of, relating to, or containing a variable to the third power or a term in which the sum of the exponents of the variables is three
4. Crystallog relating to or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three equal perpendicular axes. The unit cell of cubic crystals is a cube with a lattice point at each corner (simple cubic) and one in the cube's centre (body-centred cubic), or a lattice point at each corner and one at the centre of each face (face-centred cubic).
5. Maths
a. a cubic equation, such as x3 + x + 2 = 0
b. a cubic term or expression

cubic

[′kyü·bik]
(mechanics)
Denoting a unit of volume, so that if x is a unit of length, a cubic x is the volume of a cube whose sides have length 1 x ; for example, a cubic meter, or a meter cubed, is the volume of a cube whose sides have a length of 1 meter. Abbreviated cu.
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Therefore, it can be concluded that for all a [member of] R, the family (10) converges cubically.
In this section, we shall present the numerical results obtained by employing the methods namely Newton's method (NM), Chebyshev's method (CM), cubically convergent variant of Chebyshev's method (10) for a = 1 (CVCM) and quartically convergent variant of Chebyshev's method (19) (QVCM) respectively to solve the nonlinear equations given in Table 1.
For symmetric eigenvalue problems the Rayleigh quotient iteration converges cubically to simple eigenvalue.
3 that the running time of dynamic programming grows cubically with the number of sites and the same observation holds for both IDP variants; the curves for the IDP variants, however, are significantly flatter than for dynamic programming.
22] (3) In the art of late antiquity 'an existence of space appears to be recognised, but only as it adheres to material individuals; that is an inpenetrable coherent space measured cubically, not infinite deep space between material objects'.
This causes interparticle crushing to occur, leading to the highest possible generation of the required fines and cubically shaped products.
2004) showed fetal liver, lung, heart, and kidney weights increased cubically with gestation.
Since B in the emission region is highly nonuniform (B of a star typically is a dipole field, so it decreases inversely cubically with the distance), the line spectrum is expected to be quite blurred, easily confused with a continuous spectrum.
In particular the Hamiltonian SR algorithm is typically cubically convergent.