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Squaring is the Geometric Construction, using only Compass and Straightedge, of a Square which has the same area as a given geometric figure. Squaring is also called Quadrature. An object which can be constructed by squaring is called Squarable.

See also Circle Squaring, Compass, Constructible Number, Geometric Construction, Rectangle Squaring, Straightedge, Triangle Squaring

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