magic square


Definition of magic square

: a square containing a number of integers arranged so that the sum of the numbers is the same in each row, column, and main diagonal and often in some or all of the other diagonals

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Examples of magic square in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lucky for me, these magic squares of silk, and scarf prints, have been given new life by designers who have of late shaken off scarves’ granny associations while emphasizing their vintage appeal. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "In the Season of the Scarf, Salvatore Ferragamo’s Sumatra Print Stands Out," 13 Dec. 2018 As Brazil were recognised through Pele, the Dutch recognised by Johan Cruyff and an innovative playing style, the French were now symbolised by Le Carre Magique - the magic square., "World Cup Countdown: 9 Weeks to Go - France's Magnificent Midfield Quartet, Le Carré Magique," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of magic square

circa 1704, in the meaning defined above

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“Magic square.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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