# Emily Dickinson Lexicon

## Definition for RA'DIX

RA'DIX, n. [L. a root.]

- In etymology, a primitive word from which spring other words.
- In logarithms, the base of any system of logarithms, or that number whose logarithm is unity. Thus in Briggs's, or the common system of logarithms, the radix is 10; in Napier's it is 2.7182818284. All other numbers are considered as some powers or roots, of the radix, the exponents of which powers or roots, constitute the logarithms of those numbers respectively.
- In algebra, radix sometimes denotes the root of a finite expression, from which a series is derived. – Hutton.

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