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"

[syn: base,

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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) The root of a plant. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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

radixThe 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. (2006-11-10)