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square root Syllabification: square root
Pronunciation: /ˌskwe(ə)r ˈro͞ot/

Definition of square root in English:


A number that produces a specified quantity when multiplied by itself: 7 is a square root of 49
More example sentences
  • The eleven chapters of Halifax's text dealt with topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots and cube roots.
  • Having taken then the square root of this which is 8, subtract from it half the roots, 5 leaving 3.
  • The square root of 2 is an irrational number because it can't be written as a ratio of two integers.
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