Definition of cubic capacity in English:

cubic capacity


  • The volume contained by a hollow structure, expressed in liters, cubic centimeters, or other cubic units.

    • ‘As always, the tax regime, based on an engine's cubic capacity, is not favourable to Irish buyers.’
    • ‘Every night, he would drink the cubic capacity of Stoney Cove in lager.’
    • ‘Tested recently in the Peugeot 407, it was impressive and with its smaller cubic capacity will carry less tax in Ireland, making it appreciably cheaper than the 2.0 litre model.’
    • ‘1650 cc, 3000 cc and 750 cc are the cubic capacity limits for cars, jeeps and motorcycles, respectively.’
    • ‘Up to 1958 cars were classified by the cubic capacity of the engine.’
    • ‘It had insufficient height for personnel use, and had a restricted cubic capacity.’
    • ‘If you have any doubt, ask your dealer the exact engine size in cc of the car in question, because the badge on the boot may no longer have any relationship whatever to the cubic capacity of the engine under the bonnet.’
    • ‘Nissan's new direct injection turbodiesel, which has very low emissions and a frugal appetite for fuel, is effectively ruled out of most Irish buyers' price range because of its 2.2 litre cubic capacity and consequent high tax bill.’
    • ‘Opel has improved its range of petrol engines beyond recognition in recent years and the new Twinport models are smooth and powerful for their cubic capacity.’
    • ‘That much insulation is both expensive and heavy and significantly reduces the inside cubic capacity of the trailer, however.’
    • ‘Another unique feature of the Finke Desert Race is that there is no limit to the cubic capacity of entries.’
    • ‘The new wave of smaller diesel engines driving the boom will have cubic capacities of as little as 600 cc.’
    • ‘The split-fold rear seats allow for one, two or all three rear passengers to be accommodated comfortably, and, when folded flat, there's a whopping 1,415 litres of cubic capacity to clog with lifestyle accoutrements.’
    • ‘The performance of the Boxster S, which is launched simultaneously, has also been increased to 280 bhp from 260 bhp, while cubic capacity has remained unchanged at 3.2 litres.’
    • ‘Power is increased from 99 bhp to 113 bhp without any increase in cubic capacity, so no change to the car's vehicle registration tax category.’
    • ‘While even smaller and thinner devices are in demand, smaller package cubic capacities mean lower heat radiation capability.’
    • ‘Multijet technology means that cubic capacity is now a less precise guide to the capabilities of engines.’
    • ‘Sure, with 1.3 litres under the bonnet you get more cubic capacity than you do from an equivalent Euro car, but as we chaps keep being reminded, size isn't important.’
    • ‘As both versions have the same cubic capacity, there is no vehicle registration tax penalty for the diesel and the fact that it has only three cylinders instead of four should offset the other costs.’
    • ‘The spatial dimensions of the laboratory were 4.80 m x 2.65 m x 2.27 m; consequently, the cubic capacity was approximately 28 m³.’


cubic capacity

/ˈkyo͞obik kəˈpasədē/