radix

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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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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radix definition

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The ratio, R, between the weights of adjacent digits in positional representation of numbers. The right-most digit has weight one, the digit to its left has weight R, the next R^2, R^3, etc. The radix also determines the set of digits which is zero to R-1. E.g. decimal (radix ten) uses 0-9 and each digit is worth ten times as much as you move left along the number.
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radix

in mathematics, an arbitrarily chosen whole number greater than 1 in terms of which any number can be expressed as a sum of that base raised to various powers. See numerals and numeral systems.

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