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Encyclopedia > Cubic mile

A cubic mile is an Imperial unit/U.S. customary unit (non-SI non-metric) of volume, used in the United States. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 1 mile (5280 feet, 1760 yards, ≈1.609 kilometre) in length. This article is about post-1824 Imperial units, please see also English unit, U.S. customary unit or Avoirdupois. ... The U.S. customary units (more commonly known in the US as English units or standard units) are the non-metric units of measurement that are presently used in the United States, in some cases alongside the metric system of units. ... The International System of Units (abbreviated SI from the French language name Système International dUnités) is the modern form of the metric system. ... The International System of Units (symbol: SI) (for the French phrase Syst me International dUnit s) is the most widely used system of units. ... Volume, also called capacity, is a quantification of how much space an object occupies. ... A cube (or regular hexahedron) is a three-dimensional Platonic solid composed of six square faces, with three meeting at each vertex. ... A mile is a unit of distance (or, in physics terminology, length) currently defined as 5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, or 63,360 inches. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the yard. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... In general English usage, length (symbols: l, L) is but one particular instance of distance – an objects length is how long the object is – but in the physical sciences and engineering, the word length is in some contexts used synonymously with distance. Height is vertical distance; width (or breadth...


There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:

  • cubic mile
  • cu mile
  • cu mi
  • cu m (this can be confused with cubic metre, however, mi is standard and m is rarely used)
  • mile/-3
  • mi/-3
  • m/-3 (this can be confused with cubic metre, however, mi is standard and m is rarely used)
  • mile^3
  • mi^3
  • m^3 (this can be confused with cubic metre, however, mi is standard and m is rarely used)
  • mile³
  • mi³
  • (this can be confused with cubic metre, however, mi is standard and m is rarely used)


1 cubic mile is equivalent to:

The cubic foot (symbols ft³, cu. ... The cubic yard (symbols yd³, cu. ... A bushel is a unit of volume, used (with somewhat different definitions) in the systems of Imperial units and U.S. customary units. ... The gallon (abbr. ... Barrel can refer to: Barrels for storage; especialy Barrels for aging alcoholic beverages. ... The litre (spelled litre in Commonwealth English and liter in American English) is a unit of capacity. ... The cubic metre (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... A cubic kilometre (symbol km³) is an SI derived unit of volume. ...

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