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square

(Encyclopedia) square, closed plane figure bounded by four straight line segments of equal length and meeting at right angles. The points of intersection of the lines, or sides, are called vertices.…

Common Weights and Measures

(Encyclopedia) Common Weights and MeasuresLengthMetric System1 millimeter = 1/1,000 meter1 centimeter = 1/100 meter1 decimeter = 1/10 meter1 meter (basic unit of length)1 dekameter = 10 meters1…

Trafalgar Square

(Encyclopedia) Trafalgar Square, in Westminster, London, England, named for Lord Nelson's victory at the battle of Trafalgar. The statue surmounting the Nelson memorial column (185 ft/56 m high…

Times Square

(Encyclopedia) Times Square, in New York City. Formed by the intersection of Broadway, Seventh Ave., and 42d St., this famous square was named (1904) for the building there that formerly belonged to…

Washington Square

Director: Agnieszka HollandWriter: Carol DoyleDirector of Photography:Jerzy ZielinskiEditor:David SiegelMusic:Jan A. P. KaczmarekProduction Designer:Alan StarskiProducers:Roger Birnbaum and…

Brewer's: Square

To put oneself in the attitude of boxing, to quarrel. (Welsh, cwer' —i.e. cweryl, cwerylu, to quarrel.) Are you such fools To square for this? Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus, ii. 1.…

Completing the Square

Completing the Square Algebra Quadratic Equations and Inequalities Solving Quadratics by Factoring Completing the Square The Quadratic Formula All Signs Point to the Discriminant Solving One-…

Union Square

NBCThursday 8:30–9:00 p.m.; canceledCast: Constance Marie, Michael Landes, Harriet Sansom Harris, Jim Pirri, Jonathan Slavin, Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter and Christine Burke Hammocked between…

square root

(Encyclopedia) square root: see root, in mathematics.