Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Radix (Page: 1184)

Ra"dix (?), n.; pl. Radices (#), E. Radixes (#). [L. radix, -icis, root. See Radish.]

1. (Philol.) A primitive, from which spring other words; a radical; a root; an etymon.

2. (Math.) (a) A number or quantity which is arbitrarily made the fundamental number of any system; a base. Thus, 10 is the radix, or base, of the common system of logarithms, and also of the decimal system of numeration. (b) (Alg.) A finite expression, from which a series is derived. [R.] Hutton.

3. (Bot.) The root of a plant.