Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The determination of the volume of a solid.
  • n. Cubage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process of determining the solid or cubic contents of a body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process of determining the solid or cubic contents of a body.

from The 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.

Etymologies

cub(e) + (quadr)ature.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin cubus cube: compare French cubature. See cube. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Spontaneous Activity in Education

  • This first result, multiplied by itself and by the height, gives the cubature of the tree.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898

  • 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.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898

  • 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.

    A Catalogue of the Officers and Students of The Furman University, for 1860-'61

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.