- a quantity of which a given quantity is the square: The quantities +6 and −6 are square roots of 36 since (+6)×(+6)=36 and (−6)×(−6)=36.
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On a similar plan a tapering wedge acts as a square-root extractor, displacing water as the square of its depth of immersion.Inventors at Work
- a number or quantity that when multiplied by itself gives a given number or quantity2 is a square root of 4, usually written √4 or 4 1/2
- A number that, when squared, yields a given number. For example, since 5 X 5 = 25, the square root of 25 (written √25) is 5.
A number that, when multiplied by itself, will result in a given number. The square root of four is two; the square root of one hundred is ten.