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cubature Syllabification: cu·ba·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈkyo͞obəˌCHər/

Definition of cubature in English:


The determination of the volume of a solid.
Example sentences
  • He applied his theories of generalised functions and of embeddings of function spaces to cubature formulas.
  • The method of cubature was used to determine the discharges throughout the Strait.
  • In addition, the cubature formulas are universal: their error is almost optimal in two different scales of function spaces.


Late 17th century: from the verb cube, on the pattern of quadrature.

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