The base of a system of numeration.See also base
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
2formal 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 ( radix): from Latin, literally root radix dates from the late 18th century.