Radix

Ra"dix

(r"dks), n.;
pl. L. Radices (rd"*sz), E. Radixes (r"dks*z).
[L. radix, -icis, root. See Radish.] 1. (Philol.) A primitive word, from which spring other words; a radical; a root; an etymon.
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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.
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3. (Bot.) The root of a plant.
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