square measure

noun

Definition of square measure 

: a unit or system of units for measuring area — see Metric System Table, Weights and Measures Table

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To scan thousands of stars for transits, TESS will use four wide-field 16.8-megapixel cameras built at MIT that can each cover a square measuring 24 x 24 degrees across the sky. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "NASA's Next Great Planet Hunter Has Arrived," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of square measure

1728, in the meaning defined above

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