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square number

noun
1.
a number that is the square of another integer, as 1 of 1, 4 of 2, 9 of 3, etc.
Origin of square number
1550-1560
1550-60
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  • And if the contents of any two of the boxes were united they would form a square number.

    Amusements in Mathematics Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • In fact, the sum of any number of consecutive cubes, beginning always with 1, is in every case a square number.

    Amusements in Mathematics Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • Any square number may be expressed as the sum of two squares in an infinite number of different ways.

    Amusements in Mathematics Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • Then came the further order, "All pyramids are to contain a square number of balls."

    Amusements in Mathematics Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • An exact numerical measurement can only be obtained when the sum of the squares of the two sides is a square number.

    Amusements in Mathematics Henry Ernest Dudeney
British Dictionary definitions for square number

square number

noun
1.
an integer, such as 1, 4, 9, or 16, that is the square of an integer
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