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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.
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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
3. (Linguistics) linguistics a less common word for root19
[C16: from Latin rādīx root; compare Greek rhadix small branch, rhiza root]
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n., pl. rad•i•ces (ˈræd əˌsiz, ˈreɪ də-)
1. Math. a number taken as the base of a system of numbers, logarithms, or the like.
2. Anat., Bot. a root; radicle.
[1565–75; < Latin rādīx root, akin to Greek rhíza root, rhadīx branch, frond; see root1]
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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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n pl <radices> (Math) → Grundzahl f
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