perfect square

noun

Definition of perfect square 

: an integer (such as 9 or 36) whose square root is an integer

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Each piece of fruit and cake is divided into perfect squares, like a delicious chess board. Sarah Slutsky, Glamour, "Rachel Brosnahan Lost Jobs for Not Being Funny. Who's Laughing Now?," 15 May 2018 Silicon ice cube trays come in an array of sizes and shapes, for these shot bites a perfect square mold was used but the possibilities are endless. Charlotte Palermino, Marie Claire, "5 AMAZING Jell-O Shots to Serve This 4th of July," 2 July 2014

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First Known Use of perfect square

1811, in the meaning defined above

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