# squaring

squaring

art
in painting, simple technique for transferring an image from one surface to another (and sometimes converting the image from one scale to another) by nonmechanical means. The original work to be transferred is divided into a given number of squares; the same number of squares is then marked off— with charcoal or some other easily removable medium—on the surface of the receiving area. The contents of each square of the original are then drawn in the corresponding square of the reproduction. The use of the grid ensures the accurate placement of images onto the reproduction.

The Egyptians used squaring at least 5,000 years ago. It has been used to transfer cartoons onto murals, to transfer preparatory drawings onto canvas paintings, and to alter the scale of any work in the same media.

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• Squaring — Square Square, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squared} (skw[^a]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squaring}.] [Cf. OF. escarrer, esquarrer. See {Square}, n.] 1. To form with four equal sides and four right angles. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To form with right angles… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Squaring the circle — Squaring the circle: the areas of this square and this circle are equal. In 1882, it was proven that this figure cannot be constructed in a finite number of steps with an idealized compass and straightedge …   Wikipedia

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• squaring the circle — quadrature of the circle * * * squaring the circle 1. Finding a square of the same area as a circle, which for hundreds of years was attempted by Euclidean means (ie with straight edge and compass) until in 1882 it was proved impossible (also… …   Useful english dictionary

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• squaring — present part of square …   Useful english dictionary

• squaring the circle. — See quadrature of the circle. * * * …   Universalium

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