is a low-level box construct that represents the displayed object in notebook expressions.

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Basic Examples  (3)

Display a letter under a square root sign:

A SqrtBox form is typically interpreted as a square root:

The Wolfram Language represents a square root as a 1/2 power:

The standard formatting for a 1/2-power expression uses SqrtBox:

The formatted result looks like this:

Scope  (1)

Setting SurdFormTrue changes the display and interpretation of a SqrtBox:

The box SurdFormTrue is interpreted as a Surd expression:

Note that Surd[x,2] typically typesets using RadicalBox:

Neat Examples  (1)

Nested square root boxes:

Introduced in 1996
Updated in 2012