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# quadrature of the circle

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noun Mathematics.

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 1590â€“1600

## Words nearby quadrature of the circle

quadratic form, quadratic formula, quadratic residue, quadratics, quadrature, quadrature of the circle, quadrel, quadrella, quadrennial, quadrennium, quadri-

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