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Square root   /skwɛr rut/   Listen
Square root

A number that when multiplied by itself equals a given number.

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"Square root" Quotes from Famous Books

... reflections on the old theory, recently developed before the Hellenic Society by Mr. JAY HAMBRIDGE, that certain formulae of proportions found in nature—notably in the normal ratio between a man's height and the span of his outstretched arms (2: [**square root] 5)—constituted the basis of symmetry in the art of the Greeks and, ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. CLVIII, January 7, 1920 • Various

... 18 sir./st. ( 85 km./sec.), if no regard is taken to the sign, a value nearly five times as great as the absolute velocity of the sun. As this is only the component along the line of sight, the absolute velocity is still greater, approximately equal to the component velocity multiplied by [square root]2. We conclude that the great proper motions depend partly on the proximity, partly on the great linear velocities of the stars. That both these attributes here really cooperate may be seen from ...
— Lectures on Stellar Statistics • Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier

... to produce, from his construction, an expression for the sine or cosine of the third part of any angle, in terms of the sine or cosine of the angle itself, obtained by help of no higher than the square root. The mathematician knows that such a thing cannot be; but the trisector virtually says it can be, and is bound to produce it, to save time. This is the misfortune of most of the solvers of the celebrated problems, that they have not knowledge enough ...
— A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) • Augustus de Morgan

... learned in better days, which had been strongly revived by its contents. At the employment this afforded me I was twice caught by my master; once multiplying and dividing with a nail against the paling, and the second time extracting the square root ...
— The Adventures of Hugh Trevor • Thomas Holcroft

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