Complete Definition of "square root"

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Noun
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#mathematics Of a number, a number which, when squared, yields the given number; sometimes constrained to be the positive number where two solutions exist.
#: Every complex number has two square roots; for example, the square roots of -4 are 2i and -2i.

Usage notes
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.

Translations

Chinese: 平方根 (píngfāng gēn)
Dutch: wortel m
Finnish: neliöjuuri
French: racine carrée f
German: Quadratwurzel f
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Icelandic: kvaðratrót f
Italian: radice quadrata f
Portuguese: raiz quadrada f
Russian: квадратный корень m
Slovak: druhá odmocnina f
Swedish: kvadratrot c

See also
cube root
root

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