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  • n. A unit of area equal to the area of a square the sides of which are each one foot long.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See under Square.
  • adj. an area equal to that of a square the sides of which are twelve inches; 144 square inches.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a unit of area equal to one foot by one foot square


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  • Strangers socialize more when they’re thrust together with maximum PPSF people per square foot and minimum lighting.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • Researchers Bernard Frieden and Lynne Sagalyn suggest that while urban malls may be profitable for lenders (who incorporate high-risk premiums) and merchants (since sales per square foot in urban malls are generally high, at least on the lower levels), they are not always profitable for developers, since the up-front and operating costs are much higher than in the suburbs.6 Nor have urban malls had the hoped-for effect of rejuvenating downtowns.

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  • To the right of the blue-tinted staircase is a sleek bar area complete with more flat screens per square foot than any sports bar in the city.

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  • It made for a tight fit in the one hundred square foot dining room, but nobody seemed to mind rubbing shoulders or practically reaching into each other’s plates as they tried to eatcarnitas and talk.

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  • Nomura's Aram Rubinson estimates Dollar General pays just $7 a square foot annually on its leases compared with about $30 for the likes of CVS and Walgreen .

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  • In the two years before moving to Hunts Point, Master Purveyors' rent increased from $6 a square foot to $100.

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