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squaring the circle
Word Origin
noun
1.
quadrature of the circle
.
quadrature of the circle
noun
,
Mathematics.
1.
the insoluble problem of constructing, by the methods of Euclidean geometry, a square equal in area to a given circle.
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Also called
squaring the circle
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Origin of
quadrature of the circle
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1590-1600
1590-1600
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