American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The determination of the volume of a solid.
- n. Cubage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of finding the solid or cubic contents of a body; cubage.
- n. The cubic contents thus found.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The process of determining the solid or cubic contents of a body.
- Latin cubus cube: compare French cubature. See cube. (Wiktionary)
- cub(e) + (quadr)ature. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The great increase in the dimensions of modern class-rooms was dictated by physical hygiene; the ambient air space is measured by "cubature" in relation to the physical needs of respiration; and for the same reason, lavatories were multiplied, and bathrooms were installed; physical hygiene further decreed the introduction of concrete floors and washable dadoes, of central heating, and in many cases of meals, while gardens or broad terraces are already looked upon as essentials for the physical well-being of the child.”
“This first result, multiplied by itself and by the height, gives the cubature of the tree.”
“In the exploitation of forests it is an important matter to be able to measure the cubature of trees, and the process most generally employed consists in determining their height and mean circumference, the apparatus used for this latter measurement being compasses having the form of the calipers used by mechanics.”
“Application of Integral Calculus: (a) To Geometry, rectification of curves, quadrature of surfaces, plane and curved, cubature of volumes; (b) To Mechanics, centre of gravity of bodies, attractions, etc.”
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