Definitions for radixˈreɪ dɪks; ˈræd əˌsiz, ˈreɪ də-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ra•dixˈreɪ dɪks; ˈræd əˌsiz, ˈreɪ də-(n.)(pl.)rad•i•ces; ra•dix•es.

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

    Category: Math

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

    Category: Botany, Anatomy

Origin of radix:

1565–75; < L rādīx root, akin to Gk rhíza root, rhadīx branch, frond; see root1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. base, radix(noun)

    (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place

    "10 is the radix of the decimal system"


  1. radix(Noun)

    A primitive word, from which other words spring.

  2. radix(Noun)

    A root

  3. radix(Noun)

    The number of distinct symbols used to represent numbers in a particular base, as 10 for decimal.

  4. Origin: From radix

Webster Dictionary

  1. Radix(noun)

    a primitive word, from which spring other words; a radical; a root; an etymon

  2. Radix(noun)

    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

  3. Radix(noun)

    a finite expression, from which a series is derived

  4. Radix(noun)

    the root of a plant


  1. Radix

    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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