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NOUN (1)

1. (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place;
- Example: "10 is the radix of the decimal system"

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:Radix \Ra"dix\ (r[=a]"d[i^]ks), n.; pl. L. Radices
1. (Philol.) A primitive word, from which spring other words;
a radical; a root; an etymon.
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2. (Math.)
(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
numeration.
(b) (Alg.) A finite expression, from which a series is
derived. [R.] --Hutton.
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3. (Bot.) The root of a plant.
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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,
rise, root, rootstock, source, stem, stock, tap, taproot, tuber,
tubercle

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):radix

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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