cubic, cubical
Cubical means only ‘shaped like a cube’ (a case that's roughly cubical in shape) whereas cubic has other meanings as well, as in cubic equation, cubic measure, cubic metre, etc., and also the meaning ‘cube-shaped’ in technical applications such as cubic alum.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • cubical — [kyo͞o′bi kəl] adj. cubic; esp., cube shaped cubically adv …   English World dictionary

  • Cubical — Cubic Cu bic (k? b?k), Cubical Cu bic*al ( b? kal), a. [L. cubicus, Gr. ?????: cf. F. cubique. See {Cube}.] 1. Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) Isometric …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cubical — cube shaped cube shaped cubical cubicaladj. Shaped like or approximately like a cube. Syn: cubelike, cubiform, cuboid, cuboidal. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cubical — cubic ► ADJECTIVE 1) having the shape of a cube. 2) (of a unit of measurement) equal to the volume of a cube whose side is one of the linear unit specified: a cubic metre. 3) involving the cube (and no higher power) of a quantity or variable.… …   English terms dictionary

  • cubical — adjective Date: 15th century 1. cubic; especially shaped like a cube 2. relating to volume • cubically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cubical — adj. [L. cubus, cube] Cube shaped …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cubical — cubically, adv. cubicalness, n. /kyooh bi keuhl/, adj. 1. having the form of a cube. 2. of or pertaining to volume. [1490 1500; CUBIC + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cubical — adjective Of or pertaining to a cube; cubic …   Wiktionary

  • cubical — Synonyms and related words: 3 D, cube shaped, cubed, cubic, cubiform, cuboid, diced, dimensional, flat, foursquare, fourth dimensional, oblong, orthogonal, proportional, quadrangular, quadrate, quadriform, quadrilateral, rectangular, rhombic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cubical — adj. like a cube, cubic; of or pertaining to volume …   English contemporary dictionary

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