Definition of cubature in English:


Line breaks: cuba|ture
Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːbətʃə


[mass noun]
  • The determination of the volume of a solid.
    More 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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