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A unit of measurement relating to area.
- ‘I have only ever heard it used as a square measure.’
- ‘A square measure equal, in England and Scotland, usually to one fourth of an acre, or 40 square rods; in the Union of South Africa, to 17.07 square yards, or 14.28 square meters. 2’
- ‘Existing Farming square measure is 1961.05 hectares; rice farming square measure is 1324.13 hectares.’
square measure/skwe(ə)r ˈmeZHər/
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