square root

noun
|Updated on: 1 May 2018

Definition of square root

: a factor of a number that when squared gives the number
  • the square root of 9 is ±3

Examples of square root in a Sentence

  1. The square root of 9 is 3.

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Definition of square root for English Language Learners

  • mathematics : a number that produces a specified number when it is multiplied by itself


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square root

noun

Definition of square root for Students

: a number that when multiplied by itself equals a specified number
  • The square root of 9 is 3.


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