Definitions for radixˈreɪ dɪks; ˈræd əˌsiz, ˈreɪ də-
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(numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
"10 is the radix of the decimal system"
A primitive word, from which other words spring.
The number of distinct symbols used to represent numbers in a particular base, as 10 for decimal.
Origin: From radix
a primitive word, from which spring other words; a radical; a root; an etymon
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
a finite expression, from which a series is derived
the root of a plant
Origin: [L. radix, -icis, root. See Radish.]
In mathematical numeral systems, the radix or base is the number of unique digits, including zero, that a positional numeral system uses to represent numbers. For example, for the decimal system the radix is ten, because it uses the ten digits from 0 through 9. In any numeral system, the base will always be written as "10". For example, "10" represents the number ten in the decimal system; "10" represents the number two in a base two system.
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