- a quantity expressed as a root of another quantity.
- the set of elements of a ring, some power of which is contained in a given ideal.
- radical sign.
Origin of radical
SYNONYMS FOR radical
ANTONYMS FOR radical
Latin rādix comes from wrād-, one of the variants of the Proto-Indo-European root wrād, werād, wred- “root, branch.” From this same variant Latin also has rāmus “branch” (the root, so to speak, of English ramify ); Greek has rhádix (stem rhádik- ) from the same variant. Another variant of the root is the possible source of Greek rhiza, source of English rhizome (Greek variants include Aeolic briza, brisda and Mycenaean wriza ). Wrād- regularly becomes wrōt- in proto-Germanic, the ultimate source of the English word root.
Examples from the Web for non-radical
There is also in each language a second form—anbirgalk—wherein the an is non-radical.
The tu, of course, is non-radical, the Gudang form being ngai.
There is also in each language a second form--anbirgalk--wherein the an is non-radical.Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John MacGillivray
The onus probandi lies with the author who presumes an arsis (accent in the English sense) on a non-radical syllable.
We must always remember that the first syllable is generally a non-radical prefix.
British Dictionary definitions for non-radical
Derived Formsradicalness, noun
Word Origin for radical
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Culture definitions for non-radical (1 of 2)
In politics, someone who demands substantial or extreme changes in the existing system.