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[kyoo-bi-kuh l] /ˈkyu bɪ kəl/
having the form of a cube.
of or relating to volume.
Origin of cubical
1490-1500; cubic + -al1
Related forms
cubically, adverb
cubicalness, noun
subcubical, adjective
uncubical, adjective
uncubically, adverb
uncubicalness, noun
Can be confused
cubical, cubicle. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cubical
  • In the unaltered or boundary layer, however, the glandular epithelium retains a columnar or cubical form.
  • It shows an imaginary cubical box constructed in the air of the room in which you are sitting.
  • Four-Squares were two-story, cubical homes capped by an overhanging hip roof.
  • The second hood of the double-hood system is an eighteen-inch, cubical, clear-vinyl hood that was placed over the care-cube hood.
  • The samples shall further be reduced in size by sawing the slabs into cubical blocks.
  • cubical particles are desirable, with a limited amount of flat or thin and elongated particles.
  • Install new cubical curtain track aso shown on the drawings.
  • They have sharp, angular particles that are cubical in shape.
British Dictionary definitions for cubical


of or related to volume: cubical expansion
shaped like a cube
of or involving the third power
Derived Forms
cubically, adverb
cubicalness, noun
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