# magic square

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## magic square

noun

- A square that contains numbers arranged in equal rows and columns such that the sum of each row, column, and sometimes diagonal is the same.
- A similar square containing letters in particular arrangements that spell out the same word or words.

**magic square**

top: the SATOR letter square

bottom: the number square from Albrecht Dürer's engraving Melencolia I

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(*plural* magic squares)

- (games) A palindromic square word arrangement, usually in the form of a magic amulet.
*Probably the best-known magic square is the 5Ã—5 square consisting of the words ROTAS OPERA TENET AREPO SATOR.*

- An
*n*-by-*n*arrangement of*n*^{2}numbers such that the numbers in each row, in each column and along both diagonals all have the same sum.

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