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Princeton's WordNet

  1. root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical(noun)

    (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

    "thematic vowels are part of the stem"


  1. root word(Noun)

    A prefix in an English word derived from Greek or Latin.

  2. root word(Noun)

    It is the primary lexical unit of a word, which carries the most significant aspects of semantic content and cannot be reduced into smaller constituents. Inflectional stems often derive from roots.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of root word in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of root word in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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