Definition of magic square in English:

magic square

noun

  • A square that is divided into smaller squares, each containing a number, such that the figures in each vertical, horizontal, and diagonal row add up to the same value.

    • ‘One of the most ancient of mathematical curiosities is the so-called magic square.’
    • ‘Benjamin can also handle magic squares, natural logarithms, cube roots, and much more.’
    • ‘In 1972, Richard Schroeppel proved that, if a perfect magic square of order 5 exists, its center number must be 63.’
    • ‘It contains the first magic square to be seen in Europe, cleverly including the date 1514 as two entries in the middle of the bottom row.’
    • ‘His version of magic square - a variant now termed the Franklin magic square - was inspired by the work of Stifel and Frénicle, both of whose magic squares were of a more traditional variety.’

Pronunciation:

magic square

/ˈˌmajik ˈskwe(ə)r/