Definition of RADICAL

noun : RADICAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) 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; "in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a person who has radical ideas or opinions ;

  • 4. (

    ) (mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity ;

  • 5. (

    ) a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram ;

Adjective : RADICAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm; "extremist political views"; "radical opinions on education"; "an ultra conservative" ;

  • 2. (

    ) markedly new or introducing radical change; "a revolutionary discovery"; "radical political views" ;

  • 3. (

    ) arising from or going to the root or source; "a radical flaw in the plan" ;

  • 4. (

    ) of or relating to or constituting a linguistic root; "a radical verb form" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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; "basal placentation"; "radical leaves" ;


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