completing the square

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completing the square

[kəm′plēd·iŋthə ′skwer]
(mathematics)
A method of solving quadratic equations, consisting of moving all terms to the left side of the equation, dividing through by the coefficient of the square term, and adding to both sides a number sufficient to make the left side a perfect square.
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Firm phase completion of the square Square Maourine - approximately 2,000 m2 of paving and 1500 m2 garden and construction of a sidewalk around the island 1.
All this is going on in the background as we prepare the groundwork for the completion of the Square which I know is so important to the people of both Huddersfield and all Kirklees.
Over the past year, West Windsor saw more retail development with the completion of The Square at West Windsor, a 245,000-SF center on Route I that is home to a Lowe's Home Improvement Center.