# radix

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## ra·dix

(rā′dĭks)*n.*

*pl.*

**rad·i·ces**(răd′ĭ-sēz′, rā′dĭ-) or

**ra·dix·es**

**1.**

*Biology*A root or point of origin.

**2.**

*Abbr.*

**rad.**

*Mathematics*The base of a system of numbers, such as 2 in the binary system and 10 in the decimal system.

## radix

(ˈreɪdɪks)*n*,

*pl*

**-dices**(-dɪˌsiːz)

*or*

**-dixes**

**1.**(Mathematics)

*maths*any number that is the base of a number system or of a system of logarithms: 10 is the radix of the decimal system.

**2.**(Biology)

*biology*the root or point of origin of a part or organ

[C16: from Latin

*rādīx*root; compare Greek*rhadix*small branch,*rhiza*root]## ra•dix

(ˈreɪ dɪks)*n.,*

*pl.*

**rad•i•ces**(ˈræd əˌsiz, ˈreɪ də-)

**ra•dix•es.**

**1.**

*Math.*a number taken as the base of a system of numbers, logarithms, or the like.

**2.**

*Anat., Bot.*a root; radicle.

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Noun | 1. | radix - (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix of the decimal system"number representation system, number system, numeration system, system of numeration - any notation for the representation of numbers number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence" |

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