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Definitions of radical:
- noun: a sign placed in front of an expression to denote that a root is to be extracted
- noun: a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram
- noun: a person who has radical ideas or opinions
- noun: (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
- noun: an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule than has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule
Example: "In the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells"
- noun: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
- adjective: arising from or going to the root
Example: "A radical flaw in the plan"
- adjective: of or relating to or constituting a linguistic root
Example: "A radical verb form"
- adjective: 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: "Radical leaves"
- adjective: (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm
Example: "Radical opinions on education"
- adjective: markedly new or introducing radical change
Example: "Radical political views"
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