Definition of Radical in English :
Define Radical in English
Radical meaning in English
Meaning of Radical in English
Pronunciation of Radical in English
Radical pronunciation in English
Pronounce Radical in Englishsee synonyms of radical
(chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
2. free radical, radical
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
Example Sentences:'in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells'
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
Example Sentences:'thematic vowels are part of the stem'
(used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm
Example Sentences:'extremist political views''radical opinions on education''an ultra conservative'
8. radical, revolutionary
markedly new or introducing radical change
Example Sentences:'a revolutionary discovery''radical political views'
arising from or going to the root or source
Example Sentences:'a radical flaw in the plan'
of or relating to or constituting a linguistic root
Example Sentences:'a radical verb form'
11. basal, radical
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
Example Sentences:'basal placentation''radical leaves'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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