Browse Definitions :
Definition

foot cubed (cubic foot)

The foot cubed, also called the cubic foot, is the unit of volume in the English foot-pound-second ( fps ) system. The symbol for foot/feet cubed is ft 3 . Less formally, cubic foot/feet is sometimes abbreviated cu ft.

It is important to understand that volume is proportional to the cube of the linear dimension. Thus, if all linear dimensions are tripled, the volume becomes 27 times (3 3 ) as great; if all linear dimensions are cut to 1/12, the volume becomes 1/1,728 (1/12 3 ) as great. A volume of 1 ft 3 is therefore equal to 1/27 yard cubed (1/27 yd 3 ) or 1,728 inches cubed (1,728 in 3 ).

When converting between feet cubed and metric units of volume such as the meter cubed (m 3 ) or the centimeter cubed (cm 3 ), the linear-unit conversion factor must be cubed. For example, 1 m is approximately 3.281 ft; therefore 1 m 3 = 3.281 3 ft 3 = 35.3 ft 3 (approximately). Conversely, 1 ft is approximately 0.3048 m; therefore 1 ft 3 = 0.3048 3 m 3 = 0.0283 m 3 (approximately).

Also see volume , International System of Units ( SI ), and Table of Physical Units .

This was last updated in March 2011
SearchNetworking
SearchSecurity
  • man in the browser (MitB)

    Man in the browser (MitB) is a security attack where the perpetrator installs a Trojan horse on the victim's computer that is ...

  • Patch Tuesday

    Patch Tuesday is the unofficial name of Microsoft's monthly scheduled release of security fixes for the Windows operating system ...

  • parameter tampering

    Parameter tampering is a type of web-based cyber attack in which certain parameters in a URL are changed without a user's ...

SearchCIO
  • chief procurement officer (CPO)

    The chief procurement officer, or CPO, leads an organization's procurement department and oversees the acquisitions of goods and ...

  • Lean Six Sigma

    Lean Six Sigma is a data-driven approach to improving efficiency, customer satisfaction and profits.

  • change management

    Change management is a systematic approach to dealing with the transition or transformation of an organization's goals, processes...

SearchHRSoftware
SearchCustomerExperience
  • clickstream data (clickstream analytics)

    Clickstream data and clickstream analytics are the processes involved in collecting, analyzing and reporting aggregate data about...

  • neuromarketing

    Neuromarketing is the study of how people's brains respond to advertising and other brand-related messages by scientifically ...

  • contextual marketing

    Contextual marketing is an online marketing strategy model in which people are served with targeted advertising based on their ...

Close