from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Biology A root or point of origin.
- n. Mathematics The base of a system of numbers, such as 2 in the binary system and 10 in the decimal system.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A primitive word, from which other words spring.
- n. A root
- n. The number of distinct symbols used to represent numbers in a particular base, as 10 for decimal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A primitive word, from which spring other words; a radical; a root; an etymon.
- n. A number or quantity which is arbitrarily made the fundamental number of any system; a base. .
- n. A finite expression, from which a series is derived.
- n. The root of a plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The root of a plant: used chiefly with reference to the roots of medicinal plants or preparations from them.
- n. Hence The primary source or origin; that from which anything springs, or in which it originates.
- n. In etymology, a. primitive word or form from which spring other words; a radical; a root.
- n. In mathematics, a root.
- n. In zoöl, and anatomy, a root; a rooted or rootlike part; a radicle: as, the radix or root of a tooth; the radix of a nerve.
- n. In astrology, the original figure of birth, the source of all judgments and predictions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
Latin rādīx, root.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin radix ("a root") (Wiktionary)