quadrature of the circle

Definition of quadrature of the circle

: a problem in mathematics that consists of finding the side of a square exactly equal in area to a given circular area and that has been shown to be impossible of solution by geometric methods limited to the use of ruler and compass alone

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“Quadrature of the circle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadrature%20of%20the%20circle. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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