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Spanish translation of “square”

square

noun /skweə/
a four-sided two-dimensional figure with all sides equal in length and all angles right angles
Draw a square Calculate the area of the square.
something in the shape of this.
an open place in a town, with the buildings round it
a public square
the resulting number when a number is multiplied by itself
3  3, or 32 = 9, so 9 is the square of 3.
squared adjective marked or ruled with squares
squared paper.
having been squared.
squarely adverb directly and firmly
He stood squarely in front of me She looked squarely at me.
square centimetre/metre etc (often abbreviated to cm2, *m2) an area equal to a square in which each side is one centimetre, metre etc
If the door is 3 metres high and 1.5 metres wide, its area is 4.5 square metres.
square root the number which, multiplied by itself, gives the number that is being considered
The square root of 16 is 4 ( 16 = 4).
fair and square directly
He hit him fair and square on the nose.
go back to square one to start all over again
After our first attempt failed, we had to go back to square one.
a square deal a fair bargain; fair treatment.
(Definition of square from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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