Definition of Latin square in English:

Latin square

Syllabification: Lat·in square


  • 1An arrangement of letters or symbols that each occur n times, in a square array of n2 compartments so that no letter appears twice in the same row or column.
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    • The original edition contained an early example of a problem about orthogonal Latin squares.
    • Here are two examples of Latin squares of order 4.
    • This study of symmetric functions led him to study partitions and Latin squares, and for many years he was considered the leading worker in this area.
  • 1.1A Latin square used as the basis of experimental procedures in which it is desired to control or allow for two sources of variability while investigating a third.
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    • In this article we present a new algorithm, which uses mutually orthogonal Latin squares to perform enhanced sampling of the conformational space.
    • We used the orthogonal Latin square design for three treatments, which included all six possible sequences.
    • There were four blocks of four irrigation treatments for each variety in a Latin square arrangement, with a single experimental row and two guard rows.

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