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Definition of "square mile" []

  • A unit of area (abbreviation sq mi or sq. mi. or mi2) equal to the area of a square the sides of which are each one mile long. (noun)

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Use "square mile" in a sentence
  • "The gross density of Broadacre City was 1,750 people per square mile compared to the average gross suburban density today, which is 2,149 people per square mile."
  • "He moseyed over to the far side of the gully and found exactly more of the same for another square mile or so, the tents and booths, the walkways, somewhat tackier here, the sense of bizarre for the pilgrims where everything was a holy relic of the faith, all for sale and not cheap."
  • "A broad trail ascended to Granite Pass near 12,000 feet, and in a set of a half-dozen long switchbacks, the route turned back above itself several times to reach the Boulderfield, a half square mile of couch-sized boulders piled over one another."