### Quick Answer

**One cup contains 236.59 cubic centimeters.** Cubic centimeters are a measure of volume, and 1 cubic centimeter is equal to the volume of a cube with sides of 1 centimeter long.

### Full Answer

A cubic centimeter is a measure of liquid volume and is equal to 1 milliliter. Cubic centimeter is included in the International System of Units, known as SI, and is usually shortened to cm³. Another abbreviation for cubic centimeter is cc. Although cc is not an SI unit, it is a common abbreviation used in medicine and in the motor industry to denote the engine capacity of motorbikes and cars.