Definition of radix :
1. A finite expression, from which a series is derived.
2. 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.
3. A primitive word, from which spring other words; a radical; a root; an etymon.
4. The root of a plant.
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mathematics (part of speech: noun)
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- The laxative properties of the Mallow, both as regards its emollient leaves, and its radix altheoe efficacior, were told of by Cicero and Horace. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
- 2. 5. Radix vetust. - "The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil", W. Y. Sellar.