Latin square

Latin square
noun Date: 1890 a square array which contains n different elements with each element occurring n times but with no element occurring twice in the same column or row and which is used especially in the statistical design of experiments (as in agriculture)

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  • Latin square — noun a square matrix of n rows and columns; cells contain n different symbols so arranged that no symbol occurs more than once in any row or column • Hypernyms: ↑square matrix …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Hyper-Graeco-Latin square design — In the design of experiments, hyper Graeco Latin squares are efficient designs to study the effect of one primary (treatment) factor in the presence of 4 blocking (nuisance) factors. They are restricted, however, to the case in which all the… …   Wikipedia