What is square?

  • (adj): Without evasion or compromise.
    Example: "A square contradiction"
    Synonyms: straightforward
    See also — Additional definitions below

Square

In geometry, a square is a regular quadrilateral. This means that it has four equal sides and four equal angles (90-degree angles, or right angles). It can also be defined as a rectangle in which two adjacent sides have equal length. A square with vertices ABCD would be denoted ABCD.

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Some articles on square:

Square - Graphs
... The K4 complete graph is often drawn as a square with all 6 edges connected ... This graph also represents an orthographic projection of the 4 vertices and 6 edges of the regular 3-simplex (tetrahedron) ...
Rhombicuboctahedron - Geometric Relations
... with regular faces and two additional polyhedra called square cupolae, which count among the Johnson solids it is thus an elongated square orthobicupola ... These pieces can be reassembled to give a new solid called the elongated square gyrobicupola or pseudorhombicuboctahedron, with the symmetry of a square antiprism ... with one triangle and three squares meeting at each, but are not all identical with respect to the entire polyhedron, since some are closer to the ...
Kingfisher County, Oklahoma - Geography
... Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 906 square miles (2,346.5 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,338.8 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.33%) is water ...
2-10-2 - Usage - Romania
... The heating surface of the boiler was 254.8 square metres (2,743 square feet), of which 98.5 square metres (1,060 square feet) were superheated, while ...
Valley City, Illinois - Geography
... to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2), of which 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) (or 95.24%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 4.76%) is water ...

More definitions of "square":

  • (verb): Position so as to be square.
    Example: "He squared his shoulders"
  • (adv): Firmly and solidly.
    Example: "Planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (noun): (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon.
    Example: "You can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides"
    Synonyms: foursquare
  • (verb): Make square.
    Example: "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"
    Synonyms: square up
  • (verb): Turn the paddle; in canoeing.
    Synonyms: feather
  • (noun): A formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views.
    Synonyms: square toes
  • (noun): A hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles.
    Example: "The carpenter who built this room must have lost his square"
  • (adj): Characterized by honesty and fairness.
    Example: "A square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing"
    Synonyms: straight
  • (adj): Having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle.
    Example: "A square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner"
  • (verb): Raise to the second power.
  • (adv): With honesty and fairness.
    Example: "Always treated me square"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (adj): Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned.
    Synonyms: straight
  • (noun): The product of two equal terms.
    Example: "Gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
    Synonyms: second power
  • (verb): Pay someone and settle a debt.
    Example: "I squared with him"
  • (adv): In a straight direct way.
    Example: "Ran square into me"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (noun): Any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles.
    Example: "A checkerboard has 64 squares"
  • (verb): Cause to match, as of ideas or acts.
  • (adj): Leaving no balance.
    Example: "My account with you is now all square"
  • (adv): In a square shape.
    Example: "Folded the sheet of paper square"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (verb): Be compatible with.
    Example: "One idea squares with another"
  • (noun): An open area at the meeting of two or more streets.
    Synonyms: public square
  • (verb): Turn the oar, while rowing.
    Synonyms: feather
  • (noun): Someone who doesn't understand what is going on.
    Synonyms: lame
  • (noun): Something approximating the shape of a square.

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