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square mile

noun
1.
a unit of area measurement equal to a square measuring one mile on each side; 2.59 square kilometers. 2 , sq. mi.
Abbreviation: mi.
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  • My worship was unique and without flaw, a sensation shared by no more than ten thousand people in the surrounding square mile.
  • In that census half the counties had fewer than four people per square mile and nineteen counties had fewer than one.
  • If you bound the whole thing by drawing a square, two foundations and a mile of road are a negligible fraction of the square mile.
  • We can't even predict cloud cover to within one square mile, one hour into the future with any accuracy.
  • Current technology would have maybe one well in a square mile or less.
  • Nearly every square mile of these vast parks is wilderness.
  • Some communities rely on them to provide the statistics estimating the number of animals per square mile.
  • The population density of an area, represented by number of people per square mile of land area.
  • It also has a land area of less than one square mile.
  • Results of this study indicated approximately one bear per square mile.

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