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**Cubic Centimeter|Definition & Meaning**

**Definition**

The **cubic** **Centimeter** is a **unit** of **volume** that is represented as **cm ^{3}**. One cubic centimeter is

**defined**

**as**the

**volume**of a

**cube**whose

**each**

**side**is

**one**

**centimeter**. One cubic centimeter is

**equal**to

**one**

**milliliter**, which is equal to

**one-thousandth**of a

**liter**.

**Cubic Centimeter in the Context of a Cube**

Figure 1 – Cubic centimeter in the context of a cube

The **volume** of a **cube** with o**ne-centimeter-wide** sides is **equal** to one cubic centimeter.

For instance, the volume of a cube shown above with sides that are each one centimeter would be one centimeter cubic. Simply **multiplying** one **side** of a **cube** by **itself** **twice** will **give** you the **volume** of the object. In this instance,** 1 centimeter** **multiplied** by **3** **centimeters** **equals** 1 **cubic** **centimeter**.

This is an easy and clear way to understand the idea of a cubic centimeter in relation to a cube.

**Why Use Cubic Centimeter?**

Cubic centimeters, **also** **referred** to as **milliliters** (mL), are volume measurement that is **frequently** **used** in a **variety** of **fields**, including **engineering**, **medicine**, **food** **preparation**, and **scientific** **research**. There are several reasons why cubic centimeters are necessary.

**Standardization**

Volume **measurements** can be **standardized** with **cubic** **centimeters**, which are a unit of measurement. This makes it **easier** to **compare** and **understand** **data** because it **ensures** that **individuals** and organizations are **using** the **same** **unit** of measurement.

**Precision**

Since **cubic centimeters** are a relatively **small** **unit** of measurement, they are **ideal** **for** **precise** and **accurate** applications, such as **measuring** minute **quantities** of **medication** or food ingredients.

**Consistency**

Cubic centimeters are a reliable unit of measurement for volume in many industries. A **precise** and **consistent** **measurement** for ingredients like **milk, water, and oil** is provided by **recipes**, which, for instance, may **list** **ingredients** **in** milliliters or **cubic** **centimeters**.

**Conversion**

Cubic centimeters are **flexible** **units** of measurement for a wide range of applications because they are **easily** **converted** into other units, like liters or fluid ounces.

**Scientific Research**

Cubic centimeters are used in scientific research to **measure** the **volume** of **liquids**, **solids**, and **gases**. This enables researchers to precisely calculate the **quantity** **of** a **substance** they are working with and to compare various substances with accuracy.

**Comparison of Cubic Centimeter With Cubic Inch**

Figure 2 – Comparison of cubic centimeter with cubic inch

The two different units of measurement used to express volume are cubic centimeters and cubic inches. A **cubic** **inch** **belongs** to the **imperial** **system**, whereas a **cubic** **centimeter** **belongs** to the **metric** **system**.

The volume of **1 cubic centimeter** is roughly **equal** to **0.06102374 cubic inches**. On the other hand, **16.387064** **cubic** **centimeters** is roughly the same as **1 cubic inch**.

**Depending** on the **application**, the **conversion** between cubic centimeters and cubic inches may be **necessary**. For instance, the **volume** of **medications** is frequently **measured** in **cubic centimeters** in the medical field, **while** in the **building** **sector**, the volume of wood or other building materials may be **measured** in **cubic** **inches**.

It’s **crucial** to remember that using the **proper** **conversion** **factor** when converting between cubic centimeters and cubic inches will ensure accurate results. Additionally, it’s **critical** to **consistently use** a **specific** **unit** of measurement to **prevent** **misunderstandings** and guarantee that data is interpreted correctly.

## Conversion of Cubic Centimeter To Various Units of Capacity

Figure 3 – Converting cubic centimeters into other units of capacity

Numerous units of capacity can be created from cubic centimeters, including:

**Liters:****0.001 liter**s or one cubic centimeter are equal. Simply multiply the volume in cubic centimeters by 0.001 to convert it from cubic centimeters to liters.**Fluid ounces:****0.0338140226**fluid ounces are equal to 1 cubic centimeter. The volume in cubic centimeters must be multiplied by**0.0338140226**in order to be converted to fluid ounces.**Gallons:**The number of gallons in one cubic centimeter is**0.000264172**. The volume in cubic centimeters must be multiplied by 0.000264172 in order to be converted to gallons.**Pints:****0.002113376**pints are equal to 1 cubic centimeter. The volume in cubic centimeters must be multiplied by 0.002113376 in order to be converted to pints.**Cubic inches:****0.0610237441**cubic inches are equal to 1 cubic centimeter. The volume in cubic centimeters must be multiplied by 0.0610237441 to be converted to cubic inches.**Tablespoon:**The conversion factor between tablespoons and cubic centimeters is**0.067628**. This implies that 0.067628 tablespoons are equal to 1 cubic centimeter.

Of course, there are many other units we can relate cubic centimeters to, but these are some of the very common ones.

## The Field in Which Centimeter Cube Is Used Significantly

The volume of liquids, such as **medications** and other treatments, is **frequently** **measured** in **cubic** **centimeters (cc)** in the **medical** **field**. For instance.

**Liquid Medication Dosage**

Milliliters or cubic centimeters are frequently used when **dispensing** **liquid** medications. These units of measurement are **used** by physicians and **pharmacists** to **calculate** the **right** **dosage** for patients based on their age, weight, and other characteristics.

**Injections**

Many **pharmaceuticals**, including **vaccines**, are given through **injections**. To make sure that patients receive the right dosage, the **injection’s** **volume** is typically measured in **cubic** **centimeters**.

**IV Fluid Administration**

Patients may receive **intravenous (IV)** fluid therapy in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to help replenish fluids and restore electrolyte balance. To **ensure** that **patients** **receive** the **right** **amount**, the **volume** of **IV fluid** is typically **measured** in **cubic** **centimeters** and is closely monitored.

## Solved Examples With Cubic Centimeters as the Measuring Unit

**Example 1**

**Consider** a **cube** having a **side** **length** equal to **5 cm**. **Compute** the **volume** of the **cube**.

Figure 4 – Cubic centimeter illustration via an example of a cube’s volume

**Solution**

**Volume in cubic centimetres** = 5 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm

**Volume in cubic centimeters** = 125 cubic cm

Therefore, the cube has a volume of **125 cubic centimeters**. This illustrates how the volume of a three-dimensional object can be calculated in cubic centimeters.

**Example 2**

**Consider** the **volume** of the **cube** as** 5 cc** (cubic centimeters). **Convert** **them** to the **following** units.

- Liters
- Fluid Ounces
- Pint
- Gallons
- Tablespoon

**Solution**

**Liters**

1 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.001 L

5 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.001 L x 5Â

**5 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.005 L**

**Fluid Ounces**

1 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.0338140226 Fluid Ounces

5 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.0338140226 Fluid Ounces x 5Â

**5 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.16907**

**Pint**

1 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.002113376 pint

5 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.002113376 pint x 5Â

**5 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.0105669 pint**

**Gallons**

1 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.000264172 Gallons

5 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.000264172 Gallons x 5Â

**5 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.00132086 Gallons**

**Tablespoon**

1 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.067628 tbsp

5 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.067628 tbsp x 5Â

**5 Cubic CentimeterÂ = 0.33814 tbsp**

*All mathematical drawings and images were created with GeoGebra.*