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# square meter

## noun

- a unit of area measurement equal to a square measuring one meter on each side. : m 2 , sq. m

## Example Sentences

At 70 grams per square meter, it’s on the thicker side, making it suitable for use with a wide variety of pens.

Ilha da Queimada Grande, a tiny blip of land off the coast of Brazil, has roughly one snake per square meter by some estimates and is the exclusive home to one of the deadliest snakes in the world, the golden lancehead viper.

By the end, in 2019, that gap had nearly doubled to about 1 full watt per square meter.

Biologists surveying the region’s seabeds discovered areas with as many as 12 xenophyophores per square meter, creating a kind of single-celled reef system.

Coral reefs are the condominiums of ocean biodiversity, supporting more species per square meter than any other marine habitat.

The government of Colombia decided to loan the 28,000 square meter fixer-upper to a fraternity of hermetic Benedictine monks.

Waking up, he found himself handcuffed on the floor in a tiny, two-square-meter gray cell with no windows and a hefty iron door.

Her eyes were more used to the candlelight in her dim, four-square-meter kitchen, where she has spent most of the past nine years.

Whenever Calabrians have a square meter of bare ground, they plant a garden.

The owner wanted ninety centimes (approximately seventeen cents) a square meter.

The highest charge is 9.5 cents per square meter a day for meat stalls.

Placement of straw grids, each up to a square meter in area, will also decrease the surface wind velocity.

One nest was on an island one foot in diameter; other islands inhabited were as large as one square meter.

A square meter of lead of the thickness of 0.001 meter weighs about 11 kilos.

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## More About Square Meter

**What is a ***square meter*?

*square meter*?

A *square meter* is a unit of measure for area, such as with a physical space or a surface. A *square meter* is the equivalent of the space that measures one meter (1m) in length on each of its four sides.

The *square meter* is one of the most common units of measurement for a flat surface or two-dimensional plane. When you’re measuring an area, you’re essentially calculating how many 1m-by-1m squares can fit within it. For example, the rectangular floor of a hallway that has two long walls measuring 15m and two short walls measuring 3m has an area of 45 *square meters*, or 45m² (since 15 x 3 = 45). This effectively means that 45 squares with 1m sides could fit in the area of the hallway floor.

*Square meters* are frequently used in architecture and property sales and design. When buying a home, real estate listings will often note how many *square meters* the house measures.

In the United States, it’s more common to see area measured in *square feet*. One square foot is equal to roughly 0.0929 *square meters*.

Example: *When buying a house, you want to know not only how many square meters of space you’ll have but also how that space is divided up.*

**Where does ***square meter *come from?

*square meter*come from?

As a unit of measure, the meter was introduced in 1791 by the French Academy of Sciences. It was originally equivalent to 1/10,000,000th of one-quarter of the Earth’s circumference. The measure has been revised with scientific advances over the centuries and is now based on the distance light can travel in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458th of a second.

The concept of *squaring* comes from geometry. In geometry, a *square* is a rectangle that has four sides of equal lengths. You can calculate the area of the square by multiplying the length of one side by the width of one side. Since a square has four equal sides, multiplying length by width essentially means multiplying one side by itself.

**Did you know ... ?**

**What are some other forms related to ***square meter***?**

- m² (abbreviation)
- sq. m (abbreviation)

**What are some words that share a root or word element with ***square meter***? **

**What are some words that often get used in discussing ***square meter***?**

**How is ***square meter *used in real life?

*square meter*used in real life?

*Square meter* is most often discussed in terms of land or property, but it can also be used in any field that requires precise spatial measurements, like engineering or architecture.

“Snake Island” is an island off the coast of Brazil that's estimated to have one snake per every square meter

Home to the extremely deadly and also highly endangered golden lancehead viper, the island is completely off-limits to humans

— UberFacts (@UberFacts) February 14, 2021

Q keeps telling me not to worry about leeches and he was like “google them, then you’ll feel better” but now I know that they’re “predatory worms” that can exist in quantities up to 10,000 per square meter

— Blair Braverman (@BlairBraverman) July 12, 2020

Social media makes people feel like they have to upgrade every square meter of our exterior but not be united and validate our truth as is

— Miss Fame (@MissFameNYC) October 30, 2018

**Try using ***square meter*!

*square meter*!

**True or False?**

One *square meter* is the size of a square that has four sides measuring 1 meter each.

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