square root

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n square root a number that when multiplied by itself equals a given number
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Usage

In literature:

Creech made her a rude brush by gathering small roots and binding them tightly and cutting the ends square.
"Wildfire" by Zane Grey
Find the square root of 625.
"Bound to Rise" by Horatio Alger
The Squar brought me a Plant the root of which the nativs eat.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
It has been found by experiment that the square root of the height in feet multiplied by 8.021 will give the velocity.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
The velocity imparted to the body will vary as the square root of their product.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XXI., No. 531, March 6, 1886" by Various
The stopping power of a substance is proportional to the square root of its atomic weight.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
Multiply 48 by 33 and take the square root.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
This is 8/7 square root of 49 = 8 miles.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
The variations in volume were very nearly in inverse ratio of the square roots of the thicknesses.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
A number of examples follow for squaring and the extraction of square root.
"Instruction for Using a Slide Rule" by W. Stanley
As a last resource, I reduced it to its lowest terms, and extracted its square root!
"A Tangled Tale" by Lewis Carroll
I prefer two-year-old trees, with good roots not mangled, set in squares thirty feet each way.
"The Apple" by Various
A to the power of one-half equals the square root of A.
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels
If this is equal to the remainder, we have found the square root.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Justis iz the square root ov awl the virtews.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
The square root of zero.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
Remember, however, that there is an essential ambiguity of sign attached to a square root.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
Standard Warp Twist used, 4.75 x square root of number of yarn.
"Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery" by Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.
The walls of these primitive habitations are composed of squares of buffalo-grass sod, laid tier upon tier, roots uppermost.
"Buffalo Land" by W. E. Webb
The square root must be taken to be positive.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
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In poetry:

Now I climb up alone to the high room
Above the darkened square
Where among stones and roots, the other
Unshattered lovers are.
"The Room Above the Square" by Stephen Spender

In news:

Computation, such as taking a square root, is an abstract process that is uniquely human.
Celebrating American Roots Music, a Smithsonian exhibit, will remain on display at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday until Nov 4.
Meet Beau, a Labrador who cannot only tell you how many points are in a touch-down, safety and field goal, but he can add them all together along with being able to do subtraction, division and calculate square roots.
Out & About: Great roots artists at One Longfellow Square.
You'll notice a few changes tonight at the Square Room's monthly series of live broadcast roots-music concerts hosted by Scott Miller and Metro Pulse's Jack Neely.
Courtesy photo Rusted Root will perform at 9 pm Friday at District Square.
Rusted Root is coming to downtown Kalamazoo's District Square this weekend and the venue wants to give out a pair of tickets.
With its US production roots and a design aimed squarely at the midsize car market long dominated by the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the look of this 4-door sedan is not as sexy as the more swoopy European-built CC.
China pic's Square root .
Small Boy as Square Root Of Exponential Bathos.
Square Root Salon is committed to a culture of creativity and growth based on inspiring education, quality techniques and teamwork.
A circle and a square have equal areas only if the ratio of a square 's side to a circle's radius equals the square root of pi.
Root Memorial Square Basketball Court .
This rain-soaked square in Preston, northwest England, is the spot where the Mormon roots of Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney lie 175 years ago, his great great grand.
ATLANTA — Councilman Philip Goldstein struck out in court again Wednesday in his lawsuit against the city for blocking him from developing a five-story building at the corner of North Park Square and Root Street.
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In science:

The dotted line represents the asymptotic dependence on the inverse square root of K , in accordance with the central limit theorem.
Characterising a universal cloning machine by maximum-likelihood estimation
A, A) , it vanishes as a square root at the boundary ρ(λ) ∼ (A − |λ|)1/2 .
Phase transitions and random matrices
For definiteness we can always fix the analytic branches of the square roots in the following formulas.
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
The square root of the variance is called the standard deviation.
Monte Carlo: Basics
The statistical error decreases as inverse of the square root of the sample size.
Monte Carlo: Basics
The same as Fig. 5 but for the inverse of the square-root of the variance, 1/σN .
Multiparticle trapping problem in the half-line
There are cases when the square roots are real for some c′ < c, and the following descussion would have to be modified when this happens.
On Convergence of Moments for Random Young Tableaux and a Random Growth Model
This can only come from the square root in Eq. (5), and it will happen for ρ < ρc , with ρc fixed by the condition 2√Aρc + B = ρc ˆf (0).
Boson peak in an harmonic scalar model
All dimensions d(X ) are positive, and we choose the square roots of the latter and of dim C to be positive.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
In the random singlet phase, the average correlations decay as a power of distance — as x−2 — but for a very different reason: A typical pair of widely spaced spins will have only exponentially (in the square root of their separation) small correlations.
Spin Reduction Transition in Spin-3/2 Random Heisenberg Chains
Fig. 7b shows analogous data for the singular values σi of B – per definition square roots of the real eigenvalues of the symmetric matrices BB T .
Random unistochastic matrices
We generate νe and ¯νe spectra and then simulate data by choosing a point from a Gaussian distribution centered at the expectation for the bin and of width equal to its square root.
Inverting a Supernova: Neutrino Mixing, Temperatures and Binding Energy
We assume that q has a square root in R and let q = v2 .
The representation theory of the Ariki-Koike and cyclotomic q-Schur algebras
As every field is a splitting field for H and S (Λ) we are free to extend R so that it contains a square root of q if necessary.
The representation theory of the Ariki-Koike and cyclotomic q-Schur algebras
The dotted lines in the first row signify the square-root behavior expected from the quasiclassical theory.
Theory of de Haas-van Alphen Effect in Type-II Superconductors
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