quadrature of the circle
the insoluble problem of constructing, by the methods of Euclidean geometry, a square equal in area to a given circle.
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Also called squaring the circle.
Origin of quadrature of the circle
First recorded in 1590–1600
Words nearby quadrature of the circle
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