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English Dictionary: radix by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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"
    Synonym(s): base, radix
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Radix \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
            (b) (Alg.) A finite expression, from which a series is
                  derived. [R.] --Hutton.
      3. (Bot.) The root of a plant.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      (Or "base", "number base") In a positional
      representation of numbers, that integer by which the
      significance of one digit place must be multiplied to give the
      significance of the next higher digit place.   Conventional
      decimal numbers are radix ten, {binary} numbers are radix two.
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