**Magic square** — Magic Mag ic, Magical Mag ic*al, a. [L. magicus, Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. magique. See {Magi}.] 1. Pertaining to the hidden wisdom supposed to be possessed by the Magi; relating to the occult powers of nature, and the producing of effects by their… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Magic square** — Square Square (skw[^a]r), n. [OF. esquarre, esquierre, F. [ e]querre a carpenter s square (cf. It. squadra), fr. (assumed) LL. exquadrare to make square; L. ex + quadrus a square, fr. quattuor four. See {Four}, and cf. {Quadrant}, {Squad},… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**magic square** — n. a table of numbers with the same amount of rows and columns, in which the sum of each column, row, or main diagonal is always equal to the same number … English World dictionary

**Magic square** — In recreational mathematics, a magic square of order n is an arrangement of n2 numbers, usually distinct integers, in a square, such that the n numbers in all rows, all columns, and both diagonals sum to the same constant.[1] A normal magic… … Wikipedia

**magic square** — a square containing integers arranged in an equal number of rows and columns so that the sum of the integers in any row, column, or diagonal is the same. [1695 1705] * * * ▪ puzzle square matrix often divided into cells, filled with numbers … Universalium

**magic square** — noun a) A palindromic square word arrangement, usually in the form of a magic amulet. Probably the best known magic square is the 5 times;5 square consisting of the words ROTAS OPERA TENET AREPO SATOR. b) An n by n arrangement of n numbers such… … Wiktionary

**magic square** — square divided into smaller numbered squares so that that every row and column adds up to the same total … English contemporary dictionary

**magic square** — mag′ic square′ n. math. a square containing integers arranged in an equal number of rows and columns so that the sum of the integers in any row, column, or diagonal is the same • Etymology: 1695–1705 … From formal English to slang

**magic square** — noun a square matrix of n rows and columns; the first n^2 integers are arranged in the cells of the matrix in such a way that the sum of any row or column or diagonal is the same • Hypernyms: ↑square matrix … Useful english dictionary

**magic square** — noun a square divided into smaller squares each containing a number, such that the figures in each vertical, horizontal, and diagonal row add up to the same value … English new terms dictionary