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 for radix
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Radix \Ra"dix\ (r[=a]"d[i^]ks), n.; pl. L. Radices
     (r[a^]d"[i^]*s[=e]z), E. Radixes (r[=a]"d[i^]ks*[e^]z). [L.
     radix, -icis, root. See Radish.]
     1. (Philol.) A primitive word, from which spring other words;
        a radical; a root; an etymon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Math.)
        (a) A number or quantity which is arbitrarily made the
            fundamental number of any system; a base. Thus, 10 is
            the radix, or base, of the common system of
            logarithms, and also of the decimal system of
            numeration.
        (b) (Alg.) A finite expression, from which a series is
            derived. [R.] --Hutton.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Bot.) The root of a plant.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  radix
      n 1: (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent
           to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix
           of the decimal system" [syn: base, radix]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "radix":
     beginning, bulb, bulbil, commencement, conception, corm,
     derivation, genesis, grass roots, head, inception, origin,
     original, origination, provenience, radical, radicle, rhizome,
     rise, root, rootstock, source, stem, stock, tap, taproot, tuber,
     tubercle
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  radix
  
      The ratio, R, between the weights of adjacent
     digits in positional representation of numbers.  The
     right-most digit has weight one, the digit to its left has
     weight R, the next R^2, R^3, etc.  The radix also determines
     the set of digits which is zero to R-1.  E.g. decimal (radix
     ten) uses 0-9 and each digit is worth ten times as much as you
     move left along the number.
  
     (2006-11-10)
  

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