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  • English Word Radiately Definition In a radiate manner; with radiation or divergence from a center.
  • English Word Radiatiform Definition Having the marginal florets enlarged and radiating but not ligulate, as in the capitula or heads of the cornflower.
  • English Word Radiating Definition of Radiate
  • English Word Radiation Definition The act of radiating, or the state of being radiated; emission and diffusion of rays of light; beamy brightness.
  • English Word Radiation Definition The shooting forth of anything from a point or surface, like the diverging rays of light; as, the radiation of heat.
  • English Word Radiative Definition Capable of radiating; acting by radiation.
  • English Word Radiator Definition That which radiates or emits rays, whether of light or heat; especially, that part of a heating apparatus from which the heat is radiated or diffused; as, a steam radiator.
  • English Word Radical Definition Of or pertaining to the root; proceeding directly from the root.
  • English Word Radical Definition Hence: Of or pertaining to the root or origin; reaching to the center, to the foundation, to the ultimate sources, to the principles, or the like; original; fundamental; thorough-going; unsparing; extreme; as, radical evils; radical reform; a radical party.
  • English Word Radical Definition Belonging to, or proceeding from, the root of a plant; as, radical tubers or hairs.
  • English Word Radical Definition Proceeding from a rootlike stem, or one which does not rise above the ground; as, the radical leaves of the dandelion and the sidesaddle flower.
  • English Word Radical Definition Relating, or belonging, to the root, or ultimate source of derivation; as, a radical verbal form.
  • English Word Radical Definition Of or pertaining to a radix or root; as, a radical quantity; a radical sign. See below.
  • English Word Radical Definition A primitive word; a radix, root, or simple, underived, uncompounded word; an etymon.
  • English Word Radical Definition A primitive letter; a letter that belongs to the radix.
  • English Word Radical Definition One who advocates radical changes in government or social institutions, especially such changes as are intended to level class inequalities; -- opposed to conservative.
  • English Word Radical Definition A characteristic, essential, and fundamental constituent of any compound; hence, sometimes, an atom.
  • English Word Radical Definition Specifically, a group of two or more atoms, not completely saturated, which are so linked that their union implies certain properties, and are conveniently regarded as playing the part of a single atom; a residue; -- called also a compound radical. Cf. Residue.
  • English Word Radical Definition A radical quantity. See under Radical, a.
  • English Word Radical Definition A radical vessel. See under Radical, a.
  • English Word Radicalism Definition The quality or state of being radical; specifically, the doctrines or principles of radicals in politics or social reform.
  • English Word Radicality Definition Germinal principle; source; origination.
  • English Word Radicality Definition Radicalness; relation to a root in essential nature or principle.
  • English Word Radically Definition In a radical manner; at, or from, the origin or root; fundamentally; as, a scheme or system radically wrong or defective.
  • English Word Radically Definition Without derivation; primitively; essentially.
  • English Word Radicalness Definition Quality or state of being radical.
  • English Word Radicant Definition Taking root on, or above, the ground; rooting from the stem, as the trumpet creeper and the ivy.
  • English Word Radicate Definition Radicated.
  • English Word Radicate Definition To take root; to become rooted.
  • English Word Radicate Definition To cause to take root; to plant deeply and firmly; to root.