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square foot

a unit of area measurement equal to a square measuring one foot on each side; 0.0929 square meters. 2 , sq. ft.
Abbreviation: ft. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For one thing, it's said to cost twice as much to maintain per square foot as any other structure on campus.
  • One measure of a shop's success is its yearly sales per square foot.
  • Real estate value is usually measured in dollars per square foot.
  • At five dollars a square foot, they would cost roughly half as much as brick-and-block construction.
  • Every square foot is claimed by someone-for selling, for washing, even for sleeping-and there is almost no privacy.
  • Online retailers that employ nothing but warehouses have about eight times the number of sales per square foot of space used.
  • The cost of this system is based on the square foot of plan area.
  • While total energy use has increased, it is also important to examine energy use per square foot and per offender.
  • Auto dealerships use on average more energy per square foot than a typical office building.

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