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.

The square is the n=2 case of the families of n-hypercubes and n-orthoplexes.

Read more about Square:  Characterizations, Perimeter and Area, Coordinates and Equations, Construction, Properties, Other Facts, Non-Euclidean Geometry, Graphs

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