[ rad-i-kand, rad-i-kand ]
/ ˈræd ɪˌkænd, ˌræd ɪˈkænd /

noun Mathematics.

the quantity under a radical sign.

Nearby words

  1. radical sign,
  2. radicalism,
  3. radicality,
  4. radicalize,
  5. radically,
  6. radicant,
  7. radicchio,
  8. radicel,
  9. radices,
  10. radicle

Origin of radicand

1895–1900; < Latin rādīcandum, neuter gerundive of rādīcāre, derivative of rādīx root1

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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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Word Origin and History for radicand



the number under a radical sign, from Latin radicandus, gerundive of radicare (see radicant).

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Science definitions for radicand


[ rădĭ-kănd′ ]

The number or expression that is written under a radical sign, such as the 3 in √3.
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