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The base of a system of numeration.
- ‘Here r is the base, or radix, and the coefficients d i are the digits of the number.’
- ‘All that is needed to comprehend the puzzle is understanding that counting by grouping is most easily recorded in the positional notations, radix being the largest group size.’
- ‘Everything hinges on the assumption that the incremental cost of increasing the radix is the same as the incremental cost of increasing the number of digits.’
2rare A source or origin of something:‘Judaism is the radix of Christianity’
origin, place of originView synonyms
- ‘The unturned chart is called the ‘radical figure’, the radix - the root from which all the symbolism emerges.’
Early 17th century (in radix): from Latin, literally root. radix dates from the late 18th century.
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