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.



3. Bot.

The root of a plant.


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