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radical Tweet Definition of radical Like Definition of radical on Facebook
noun
  1. Person with radical opinions.
  2. (Hist. " 19th-century England) A member of the most progressive wing of the Liberal Party; someone favouring social reform (but generally stopping short of socialism).
  3. (Hist. " Early 20th-century France) A member of an influential, centrist political party favouring moderate social reform, a republican constitution, and secular politics.
  4. (mathematics) The root of a quantity as notated by √n.
  1. (linguistics) In such logogram, logographic writing systems as the Chinese writing system, the portion of a character (if any) that provides an indication of its meaning; contrasted with phonetic.
    1. (linguistics) In Semitic languages, any one of the set of consonants (typically three) that make up a root.
    2. (chemistry) A group of atoms, joined by covalent bonds, that take part in reactions as a single unit.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the root or root cause of the matter.
  2. Thorough going or fundamental.
The spread of the cancer required radical surgery, and the entire organ was removed.
  1. Favouring fundamental change, or change at the root cause of the matter.
His beliefs are radical.
  1. Slang: Extremely incredible.
That was a radical jump!
  1. (chemistry) Involving free radicals
reflexive Tweet Definition of reflexive Like Definition of reflexive on Facebook
adjective (no comparative or superlative)
  1. (grammar) Having a subject and object that are the same.
  2. (settheory) Of a relation R on a set S, such that xRx for all members x of S (that is, the relation holds between any element of the set and itself).
    "Equals" is a relation.
regular Tweet Definition of regular Like Definition of regular on Facebook
noun
  1. A member of the British Army as opposed to a member of the Territorial Army or Reserve.
  2. A frequent, routine visitor to an establishment.
  3. (Canadian English) A coffee with one cream and one sugar.
adjective
  1. with constant frequency or pattern.
  2. normal; ordinary
  3. obeying rules
  4. (grammar) (of a verb, plural, etc) following a set or common pattern
The verb "to walk" is regular.
The noun "mouse" has the irregular plural "mice".
  1. frequent or common
He made visits to go see his mother.
  1. (snowboarding): Riding with the left foot forward.
  2. exemplary, Exemplary; excellent example of; utter.
a genius
a John Bull
relational Tweet Definition of relational Like Definition of relational on Facebook
adjective
  1. Relating to relations.
  2. A database technology using tables and the principles set forth by Dr. Edgar F. Codd. (Contrary to popular notion, "relation" in this context refers to tables, and not linkages.)
relative Tweet Definition of relative Like Definition of relative on Facebook
noun
  1. someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption
  2. refer to relativity for a scientific definition
adjective
  1. not absolute; connected to or depending on something else
restrictive Tweet Definition of restrictive Like Definition of restrictive on Facebook
adjective
  1. confining, Confining, limiting, containing with in defined bounds.

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