# Meaning of radix in English

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## Noun

radix### Etymology

early 17th century (in radix (sense 2)): from Latin, literally ‘root’. radix (sense 1) dates from the late 18th century### Definitions

1. (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place#### Examples

- « 10 is the radix of the decimal system »