square measure


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

Examples of square measure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The quilt squares measure either 8 feet by 8 feet or 4 feet by 4 feet. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, 14 Aug. 2019 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, 10 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of square measure was in 1728

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“Square measure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/square%20measure. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

square measure

: a unit or system of units for measuring area see measure, metric system
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