- the quantity under a radical sign.
Origin of radicand
1895–1900; < Latin rādīcandum, neuter gerundive of rādīcāre, derivative of rādīx root1
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- a number or quantity from which a root is to be extracted, usually preceded by a radical sign3 is the radicand of √3
C20: from Latin rādīcandum, literally: that which is to be rooted, from rādīcāre to take root, from rādīx root
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Word Origin and History for radicand
the number under a radical sign, from Latin radicandus, gerundive of radicare (see radicant).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The number or expression that is written under a radical sign, such as the 3 in √3.
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