square root

Noun

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Noun

**square root** (*plural* square roots)

- (
*mathematics*) The number which, when squared, yields another number.*The square roots of 4 are 2 and −2, the square root of 0 is 0, and the square roots of −4 are 2i and −2i.*

- (
*mathematics*) The positive number which, when squared, yields another number; the principal square root.*The square root of 4 is 2. No negative square roots exist. Negative numbers have no square roots.*

- (
*mathematics*) √, sqr, sqrt - (
*the positive of the two values*) principal square root

- French: racine carrée
- German: Quadratwurzel
- Italian: radice quadrata
- Portuguese: raiz quadrada
- Russian: квадра́тный ко́рень
- Spanish: raíz cuadrada

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