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square root

noun
 
 
the square root of 16/64/144, etc the number you multiply by itself to get 16/64/144, etc: The square root of 144 is 12.Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating
Translations of “square root”
in Chinese (Traditional) 平方根…
in Chinese (Simplified) 平方根…
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