Latin square

noun

: a square array which contains n different elements with each element occurring n times but with no element occurring twice in the same column or row and which is used especially in the statistical design of experiments (as in agriculture)

Examples of Latin square in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The grid formed by the first number in each pair is a Latin square, and so is the grid formed by the second number in each pair. Leila Sloman, Quanta Magazine, 12 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Latin square was in 1890

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“Latin square.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Latin%20square. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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