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Definition of radix in English:
radix
noun
1Mathematics
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’- ‘The unturned chart is called the ‘radical figure’, the radix - the root from which all the symbolism emerges.’
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Origin
Early 17th century ( radix): from Latin, literally root radix dates from the late 18th century.
Pronunciation:
radix
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