Talk:squaring the circle

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squaring the circle[edit]

Noun, both senses. This would seem to be a form of the lemma verb (phrase) square the circle. I could not find the putative plural "squarings the circle" on the Web. DCDuring TALK 20:56, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Well, presumably it's uncountable if a noun. I doubt it is one, but I'm not sure what criteria to apply.​—msh210 (talk) 22:33, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
Modification by adjectives (but which ones?) or determiners (the ones appropriate for uncountable nouns: "some", "any", "much", "enough", "more", etc. I'm not sure about "no".). It is possible that we should have quantitative criteria comparing "squaring the circle" with "squaring of the circle". Note that "squarings of the circle" would be attestable, though not entry-worthy. DCDuring TALK 04:11, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

deleted -- Liliana 15:24, 4 March 2012 (UTC)