# magic square

## noun

1. a square containing integers arranged in an equal number of rows and columns so that the sum of the integers in any row, column, or diagonal is the same.

magic square

## noun

1. a square array of rows of integers arranged so that the sum of the integers is the same when taken vertically, horizontally, or diagonally

magic square

1. A square that contains numbers arranged in equal rows and columns such that the sum of each row, column, and sometimes diagonal is the same.

## Word History and Origins

Origin of magic square1

First recorded in 1695–1705

## Example Sentences

The magic circle is a modification of the magic square, one form of which was devised by Franklin.

An infinite variety of puzzles may be made introducing new conditions into the magic square.

Make a magic square with nine consecutive composite numbers—the smallest possible.

Now, with nine of the remainder (different suits are of no consequence) form the above magic square.

Construct a subtracting magic square with the first sixteen whole numbers that shall be "associated" by subtraction.