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- n. The condition of being square
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being square.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being square, in any sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being shaped like a square
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It is out of fear of what is known as squareness that we rarely say what we really think or feel.
You'll know the simple examples - such as taking four straight lines of the same length, that when arranged so they join up with each other, create a new thing that you couldn't have got from the lines alone, namely 'squareness'.
TOS looked at its "squareness" in the episode with the hippies, I think.
The mounting of the crank boss on the shaft and the insertion of the crank pin into the boss might well be entrusted to an expert mechanic, as absolute "squareness" is essential for satisfactory working.
Worst of all, he will lose confidence in the "squareness" of his employer.
Contentment is the outgrowth of the personal responsibility, the appreciation of standing, and the general "squareness" of the entire plan of Scientific Management.
A beautiful soundness of body, a seemingly exhaustless vitality, and a certain "squareness" of character as well as of mind, gave Cressida Garnet earning powers that were exceptional even in her lavishly rewarded profession.
A beautiful soundness of body, a seemingly exhaustless vitality, and a certain "squareness" of character as well as of mind, gave Cressida
Polly's sincere praise of his "squareness" was the sharpest thrust possible at Payson's guilty conscience.
Air-gauging technology is flexible, enabling the measurement of not only dimensions but geometric and relational characteristics, such as squareness and parallelism.