square metre

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square metre (plural square metres)

  1. (British spelling) A standard unit of area equal to the area of a square whose sides are one metre long (that is, an area one meter square) Symbol: m2
    • 2013 May 10, Audrey Garric, “Urban canopies let nature bloom”, in The Guardian Weekly[1], volume 188, number 22, page 30:
      As towns continue to grow, replanting vegetation has become a form of urban utopia and green roofs are spreading fast. Last year 1m square metres of plant-covered roofing was built in France, as much as in the US, and 10 times more than in Germany, the pioneer in this field.