Definitions for radræd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a unit of absorbed dose equal to 0.01 Gy.

    Category: Physics

    Ref: Compare dose (def. 4). 4 1

* Physics..

Origin of rad:

1915–20; shortening of radiation


  1. Informal. a radical.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. (adj.)Slang. fine; wonderful.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of rad:

1820–30; shortening of radical


  1. radian.

    Category: Math

* Math..


  1. radical.

    Category: Math

  2. radix.

    Category: Math

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rad(noun)

    a unit of absorbed ionizing radiation equal to 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material

  2. radian, rad(noun)

    the unit of plane angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to the angle at the center of a circle subtended by an arc equal in length to the radius (approximately 57.295 degrees)


  1. rad(Noun)

    A non-SI unit of absorbed dose of radiation, equal to 0.01 gray.

  2. rad(Adjective)

    excellent, short for radical

  3. Origin: See ridan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rad

    imp. & p. p. of Read, Rede


  1. Rad

    Rad is the name of two fictional characters in the Transformers universes.

Anagrams of rad

  1. ard, ARD

  2. ADR

  3. DAR

Translations for rad

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a group of people formed in order to advise etc

The King formed a council of wise men; the Council for Recreation.

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