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Meaning of RADIX

Pronunciation:  'reydiks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

RADIX is a 5 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: base
 
 See Also: number

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(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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