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.
Words nearby magic square
Origin of magic square
First recorded in 1695–1705
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British Dictionary definitions for magic square
a square array of rows of integers arranged so that the sum of the integers is the same when taken vertically, horizontally, or diagonally
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Science definitions for magic square
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.
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