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## Origin of square

1250–1300; (noun) Middle English < Old French esquar(r)e < Vulgar Latin *exquadra, derivative of *exquadrāre (Latin ex- ex-1 + quadrāre to square; see quadrate); (v.) Middle English squaren < Old French esquarrer < Vulgar Latin *exquadrāre; (adj.) Middle English < Old French esquarré, past participle of esquarrer; (adv.) derivative of the adj.

## Words nearby square

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## Word Origin for square

C13: from Old French esquare, from Vulgar Latin exquadra (unattested), from Latin ex 1 + quadrāre to make square; see quadrant
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## Scientific definitions for squareness

square
[ skwâr ]

### Noun

A rectangle having four equal sides.
The product that results when a number or quantity is multiplied by itself. The square of 8, for example, is 64.

Of, being, or using units that express the measure of area.

### Verb

To multiply a number, quantity, or expression by itself.

## Cultural definitions for squareness

square

A number multiplied by itself, or raised to the second power. The square of three is nine; the square of nine is eighty-one.