# Definitions for **radix**ˈreɪ 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.

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

**Category:**MathAnat., 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

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"

### Wiktionary

radix(Noun)

A primitive word, from which other words spring.

radix(Noun)

A root

radix(Noun)

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

**Origin:** From radix

### Webster Dictionary

Radix(noun)

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

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

Radix(noun)

a finite expression, from which a series is derived

Radix(noun)

the root of a plant

### Freebase

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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