square measure

Definitions of square measure
  1. noun
    a system of units used to measure areas
    synonyms: area unit
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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
    square mile
    an area of 640 acres
    quarter section
    a land unit equal to a quarter of a section (160 acres) and measuring 1/2 mile on a side
    acre
    a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries
    ar, are
    a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters
    hectare
    (abbreviated `ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters)
    arpent
    a former French unit of area; equal approximately to an acre
    b, barn
    (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter
    dessiatine
    a former Russian unit of area equal to 2.7 acres
    morgen
    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
    section
    a land unit equal to 1 square mile
    type of:
    unit, unit of measurement
    any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
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