# square measure

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## square measure

*n.*

A system of units used in measuring area.

## square measure

*n*

(Units) a unit or system of units for measuring areas

## square′ meas′ure

*n.*

a system of units for the measurement of surfaces or areas.

[1720–30]

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Noun | 1. | square measure - a system of units used to measure areasunit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume" sq in, square inch - a unit of area equal to one inch by one inch square sq ft, square foot - a unit of area equal to one foot by one foot square sq yd, square yard - a unit of area equal to one yard by one yard square square mile - an area of 640 acres quarter section - a land unit equal to a quarter of a section (160 acres) and measuring 1/2 mile on a side acre - a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries hectare - (abbreviated `ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters) arpent - a former French unit of area; equal approximately to an acre barn, b - (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter dessiatine - a former Russian unit of area equal to 2.7 acres morgen - a South African unit of measure equal to about 2 acres em, em quad, mutton quad - a quad with a square body; "since `em quad' is hard to distinguish from `en quad', printers sometimes called it a `mutton quad'" agate line, line - space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising column inch, inch - a unit of measurement for advertising space |

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