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1. A system or growth of roots.
2. Origin or establishment: the rootage of a political movement.
1. a root system or a firm rooting
2. obsolete the action of rooting something out
root•age(ˈru tɪdʒ, ˈrʊt ɪdʒ)
1. the act of taking root.
2. a root system or firm fixture by means of roots.
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|Noun||1.||rootage - fixedness by or as if by roots; "strengthened by rootage in the firm soil of faith"|
|2.||rootage - a developed system of roots |
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
|3.||rootage - the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"|
derivation - the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"; "music of Turkish derivation"
spring - a point at which water issues forth
headspring, fountainhead, head - the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"
headwater - the source of a river; "the headwaters of the Nile"
jumping-off place, point of departure - a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched; "one day when I was at a suitable jumping-off place I decided to see if I could find him"; "my point of departure was San Francisco"
place of origin, provenance, provenience, birthplace, cradle - where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
home - place where something began and flourished; "the United States is the home of basketball"
point source - a concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"