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square the circle

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  • verb geometry To construct a square with the same area as a given circle by using only a finite number of steps with compass and straightedge.
  • verb To solve a famously difficult or impossible problem.

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  • to attempt the impossible

    July 3, 2007

  • I like to think we all do this on occasion. :-)

    July 3, 2007

  • it's already been done. the result is the squircle.

    July 3, 2007

  • So true, reesetee. We also tilt at windmills.

    July 3, 2007

  • I've always loved that image, slumry. And kad--a squircle sounds rather painful. ;-)

    July 3, 2007

  • Yes, like forcing a round peg into a square hole. Ouch!

    July 3, 2007

  • Or worse, a square peg into a round hole. ;-)

    July 3, 2007

  • You are right! Ouch, ouch.

    July 3, 2007