square mile

square mile
an area of 640 acres (Freq. 5)
Hypernyms: ↑area unit, ↑square measure
Hyponyms: ↑section

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: a unit of area equal to a square one mile long on each side — see measure table

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a unit of area measurement equal to a square measuring one mile on each side; 2.59 square kilometers. Abbr.: mi2, sq. mi.

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square mile
1. See square foot above
2. (usu with caps) the City of London, specif the area around and incl the Bank of England
3. Financial life, activities, etc in the City of London (figurative)
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Main Entry:square

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a system for measuring area:
144 square inches = 1 square foot or 0.0929 square meter
9 square feet = 1 square yard or 0.8361 square meter
30¼ square yards = 1 square rod or 25.293 square meters
160 square rods = 1 acre or 0.4047 hectare
640 acres = 1 square mile or 1 section or 258.9998 hectares
36 sections = 1 township
square mile,
a unit of square measure, equal to an area 1 mile by 1 mile or 258.9998 hectares.

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the ˌSquare ˈMile 7 [Square Mile] noun singular (BrE, informal)
a name used for the City of London, where there are many banks and financial businesses

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