square root


square root

noun

mathematics : a number that produces a specified number when it is multiplied by itself

Full Definition of SQUARE ROOT

:  a factor of a number that when squared gives the number <the square root of 9 is ±3>

Examples of SQUARE ROOT

  1. The square root of 9 is 3.

First Known Use of SQUARE ROOT

1557

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