Definitions for: Radix


[n] (in a digital numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix of the decimal system"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ra"dix, n.; pl. Radices, E. Radixes. [L. radix,
-icis, root. See Radish.]
1. (Philol.) A primitive, from which spring other words; a
radical; a root; an etymon.

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.

3. (Bot.) The root of a plant.

Synonyms: base

See Also: number

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