1. [syn: base, radix]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Radix \Ra"dix\ (r[=a]"d[i^]ks), n.; pl. L. Radices
(r[a^]d"[i^]*s[=e]z), E. Radixes (r[=a]"d[i^]ks*[e^]z). [L.
radix, -icis, root. See Radish.]
1. (Philol.) A primitive word, from which spring other words;
a radical; a root; an etymon.
(a) A number or quantity which is arbitrarily made the
fundamental number of any system; a base. Thus, 10 is
the radix, or base, of the common system of
logarithms, and also of the decimal system of
(b) (Alg.) A finite expression, from which a series is
derived. [R.] --Hutton.
3. (Bot.) The root of a plant.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent
to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix
of the decimal system" [syn: base, radix]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "radix":
beginning, bulb, bulbil, commencement, conception, corm,
derivation, genesis, grass roots, head, inception, origin,
original, origination, provenience, radical, radicle, rhizome,
rise, root, rootstock, source, stem, stock, tap, taproot, tuber,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
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.