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# square root

square root

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## square root

noun

**MLA Style**

"square root." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 October 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/square-root>.

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(*plural* square roots)

- (mathematics) Of a number, another number which, when squared, yields the original number; sometimes constrained to be the positive number when two solutions exist.
*Every complex number has two square roots; for example, the square roots of âˆ’4 are 2i and âˆ’2i.*

Even in mathematical contexts, *square root* generally means *positive square root.* If there is a chance of ambiguity, prefer constructions like *a square root* or *a complex square root* to indicate the strict definition, or *the positive square root* or similar to indicate the looser sense.

- attributive form of
*square root*

**MLA Style**

"square root." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 October 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/square-root>.

**APA Style**

square root. (n.d.). Retrieved October 14th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/square-root