- Chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule.
- An atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule that has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule.
- usage: "in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells"
- synonyms: free radical
- A person who has radical ideas or opinions.
- Mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity. (
- A character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram.
- Linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed. (
- usage: "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
- Used of opinions and actions. ( far beyond the norm)
- usage: "extremist political views"; "radical opinions on education"; "an ultra conservative"
- Markedly new or introducing radical change.
- usage: "a revolutionary discovery"; "radical political views"
- synonyms: revolutionary
- Arising from or going to the root or source.
- usage: "a radical flaw in the plan"
- Of or relating to or constituting a linguistic root.
- usage: "a radical verb form"
- Especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem.
- usage: "basal placentation"; "radical leaves"
- synonyms: basal
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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