# square root

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## square root

n.
A divisor of a quantity that when squared gives the quantity. For example, the square roots of 25 are 5 and -5 because 5 × 5 = 25 and (-5) × (-5) = 25.

## square root

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(Mathematics) a number or quantity that when multiplied by itself gives a given number or quantity: 2 is a square root of 4, usually written √4 or 41/2.

## square′ root′

n.
a quantity of which a given quantity is the square: The quantities + 6 and −6 are square roots of 36 since (+ 6)x(+ 6)=36 and (−6)x(−6)=36.
[1550–60]

## square root

A number that, when squared, yields a given number. For example, since 5 × 5 = 25, the square root of 25 (written √25) is 5.
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 Noun 1 square root - a number that when multiplied by itself equals a given numberroot - a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
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جَذر تَرْبيعي
druhá odmocninakořen mocniny
neliöjuuri
négyzetgyök
kvaðratrótkvaîratrót
druhá odmocninakoreň mocniny
kare kök
căn bậc hai

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## square

(skweə) noun
1. a four-sided two-dimensional figure with all sides equal in length and all angles right angles.
2. something in the shape of this.
3. an open place in a town, with the buildings round it.
4. the resulting number when a number is multiplied by itself. 3  3, or 32 = 9, so 9 is the square of 3.
1. having the shape of a square or right angle. I need a square piece of paper; He has a short, square body / a square chin.
2. (of business dealings, scores in games etc) level, even, fairly balanced etc. If I pay you an extra \$5 shall we be (all) square?; Their scores are (all) square (= equal).
3. measuring a particular amount on all four sides. This piece of wood is two metres square.
4. old-fashioned. square ideas about clothes.
1. at right angles, or in a square shape. The carpet is not cut square with the corner.
2. firmly and directly. She hit him square on the point of the chin.
verb
1. to give a square shape to or make square.
2. to settle, pay etc (an account, debt etc). I must square my account with you.
3. to (cause to) fit or agree. His story doesn't square with the facts.
4. to multiply a number by itself. Two squared is four.
1. marked or ruled with squares. squared paper.
2. having been squared.