[ rad-i-kand, rad-i-kand ]
/ ˈræd ɪˌkænd, ˌræd ɪˈkænd /
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the quantity under a radical sign.
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Origin of radicand
1895–1900; <Latin rādīcandum, neuter gerundive of rādīcāre, derivative of rādīxroot1
Words nearby radicand
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British Dictionary definitions for radicand
/ (ˈrædɪˌkænd, ˌrædɪˈkænd) /
a number or quantity from which a root is to be extracted, usually preceded by a radical sign3 is the radicand of √3
Word Origin for radicand
C20: from Latin rādīcandum, literally: that which is to be rooted, from rādīcāre to take root, from rādīx root
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Scientific definitions for radicand
[ răd′ĭ-kănd′ ]
The number or expression that is written under a radical sign, such as the 3 in √3.
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