Definition of square law in US English:

square law


  • A law relating two variables one of which varies (directly or inversely) as the square of the other.

    • ‘There cannot be a Biology teacher who hasn't invoked giant spiders and the impossibility of such when explaining the cube square law to their pupils.’
    • ‘Networks that support the construction of communicating groups create value that scales exponentially with network size, i.e. much more rapidly than Metcalfe's square law.’
    • ‘Furthermore, attempts to test Lanchester's models with data from human warfare generally do not support the square law even where concentrated attacks are possible.’
    • ‘If we replace Newton's Inverse square law with an inverse tube law then solar systems and atoms fall apart.’