American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quantity under a radical sign. For example, 3 is the radicand of √3.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mathematics, an expression of which a root is to be extracted.
- Latin rādīcandum, neuter gerundive of rādīcāre, to take root, from rādīx, rādīc-, root; see radical. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Multiplying [√ (-2) • √ (-2)] = -2, since a square root multiplied by itself just gives the radicand - that is, the number under the radical symbol.”
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