square the circle
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square the circle (thirdperson singular simple present squares the circle, present participle squaring the circle, simple past and past participle squared the circle)
 (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.
 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.24:
 The problem of squaring the circle is the problem of determining the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter, which is called π.
 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.24:
 To solve a famously difficult or impossible problem.
TranslationsEdit
to construct a square that is equiareal to a circle

to solve a difficult problem

See alsoEdit
 square the circle on Wikipedia.Wikipedia