a system of units used to measure areas
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sq in, square inch
a unit of area equal to one inch by one inch square
sq ft, square foot
a unit of area equal to one foot by one foot square
sq yd, square yard
a unit of area equal to one yard by one yard square
centare, square meter, square metre
a centare is 1/100th of an are
an area of 640 acres
a land unit equal to a quarter of a section (160 acres) and measuring 1/2 mile on a side
a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries
a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters
(abbreviated `ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters)
a former French unit of area; equal approximately to an acre
(physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter
a former Russian unit of area equal to 2.7 acres
a South African unit of measure equal to about 2 acres
perch, pole, rod
a square rod of land
em, em quad, mutton quad
a quad with a square body
agate line, line
space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
column inch, inch
a unit of measurement for advertising space
a land unit equal to 1 square mile
unit, unit of measurement
any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
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