radices

[rad-uh-seez, rey-duh-]
noun
a plural of radix.
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radix

[rey-diks]
noun, plural radices [rad-uh-seez, rey-duh-] , radixes.
1.
Mathematics. a number taken as the base of a system of numbers, logarithms, or the like.
2.
Anatomy, Botany. a root; radicle.

Origin:
1565–75; < Latin rādīx root (cf. race3, radical, ramus); akin to Greek rhíza root, rhā́dīx branch, frond; see root1

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radices (ˈreɪdɪˌsiːz)
 
n
a plural of radix

radix (ˈreɪdɪks)
 
n , pl -dices, -dixes
1.  maths any number that is the base of a number system or of a system of logarithms: 10 is the radix of the decimal system
2.  biology the root or point of origin of a part or organ
3.  linguistics a less common word for root
 
[C16: from Latin rādīx root; compare Greek rhadix small branch, rhiza root]

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radix ra·dix (rā'dĭks)
n. pl. ra·dix·es or rad·i·ces (rād'ĭ-sēz', rā'dĭ-)
The primary or beginning portion of a part or organ, as of a nerve at its origin from the brainstem or spinal cord.

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radix   (rā'dĭks)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural radices (rād'ĭ-sēz', rā'dĭ-) or radixes
  1. Biology The primary or beginning portion of a part or organ, as of a nerve at its origin from the brainstem or spinal cord.

  2. Mathematics The base of a system of numbers, such as 2 in the binary system and 10 in the decimal system.


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Other radices reduce the total number of operations, but increase the complexity and reduce the flexibility.
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