- Person with radical opinions.
- (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).
- (Hist. " Early 20th-century France) A member of an influential, centrist political party favouring moderate social reform, a republican constitution, and secular politics.
- (mathematics) The root of a quantity as notated by âˆšn.
- (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.
- (linguistics) In Semitic languages, any one of the set of consonants (typically three) that make up a root.
- (chemistry) A group of atoms, joined by covalent bonds, that take part in reactions as a single unit.
- Of or pertaining to the root or root cause of the matter.
- Thorough going or fundamental.
- The spread of the cancer required radical surgery, and the entire organ was removed.
- Favouring fundamental change, or change at the root cause of the matter.
- His beliefs are radical.
- Slang: Extremely incredible.
- That was a radical jump!
- (chemistry) Involving free radicals
- (present participle of, raise)
verb (realiz, ing)
- (transitive) To become aware of a fact or situation.
- He realized that he had left his umbrella on the train.
- (transitive) To make real; to convert from the imaginary or fictitious into the actual; to bring into concrete existence; to accomplish; as, to realize a scheme or project.
- We what Archimedes had only in hypothesis, weighting a single grain against the globe of earth. — w:Joseph Glanvill, Joseph Glanvill.
- (transitive) To cause to seem real; to impress upon the mind as actual; to feel vividly or strongly; to make one's own in apprehension or experience.
- Many coincidences . . . soon begin to appear in them Greek inscriptions which ancient history to us. — w:Benjamin Jowett, Benjamin Jowett.
- We can not it in thought, that the object . . . had really no being at any past moment. — w:Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet, Sir William Hamilton.
- (transitive) To convert into real property; to make real estate of; as, to realize his fortune.
- (transitive) To acquire as an actual possession; to obtain as the result of plans and efforts; to gain; to get; as, to realize large profits from a speculation.
- Knighthood was not beyond the reach of any man who could by diligent thrift a good estate. — w:Macaulay, Macaulay.
- (transitive) To convert into actual money; as, to realize assets.
- (transitive) To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares in stock companies, bonds, etc.
- Wary men took the alarm, and began to , a word now first brought into use to express the conversion of ideal property into something real. — w:Washington Irving, Washington Irving.
- To construct again; to restore.
- Superfluous; exceeding what is necessary.
- Repetitive or needlessly wordy.
- (context, mainly, UK) Dismissed from employment because no longer needed.
- Involving redundancy in the provision of duplicate circuits or devices.
verb to reflex
- An automatic response to a simple stimulus which does not require mental processing.
- (linguistics) A corresponding phoneme in a daughter language.
- to bend, turn back or reflect
- to respond to a stimulus
- bent, turned back or reflected
- produced automatically by a stimulus
- Affection, often excessive, to one's own region and to everything related to it.
- Political tendency to concede forms of politico-administrative autonomy to regions.
- (context, countable, linguistics) A linguistic word or phrase characteristic or limited to a region.
- A formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
- A book of such entries.
- An entry in such a book.
- The act of registering.
- A device that automatically records a quantity etc.
- (computing) Part of the central processing unit used to store and manipulate numbers.
- (printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
- (music) The range of a voice or instrument.
- (music) An organ stop.
- (Always voluntary) To sign over for safe keeping. Abandons complete ownership for partial.
- (linguistics) a style of a language used in a particular context
- (transitive) To enter in a register.
- (transitive) To enroll, especially to vote.
- (transitive) To record, especially in writing.
- (transitive) To express outward signs.
- (context, transitive, mail) To record officially and handle specially.
- (context, transitive, printing) To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
- (intransitive) To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register.
- (intransitive) To enroll as a student.
- (intransitive) To make an impression.
- (intransitive) To be in proper alignment.
- Something old kept for sentimental reasons.
- (religion) A part of the body of a saint, or an ancient religious object, kept for veneration.
- The twentieth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, ×¨.
- (linguistics) the part of a sentence that provides further information regarding the topic.
- The name for the seventeenth letter of the Modern Greek and Classical Greek, Classical alphabets and the eighteenth letter of Old Greek, Old and Ancient Greek, Ancient.
- An exaggerated use of the sound of the letter R
- inability, Inability to pronounce the letter R
- (linguistics): A linguistic phenomenon in which a consonant changes into an R, such as Latin flos, flos becoming florem, florem in the accusative case.
noun rhyme, rhyming slang
- any system of slang in which a word is replaced with a phrase that rhymes with it; the rhyming word often being dropped.
- Any system of transliterating Japanese into Latin script.
- Same as Latin alphabet.
verb (romaniz, ing)
- To transliterate (a script) to the Latin (or English) alphabet.
- (colloquial) To phonetically describe each letter of a word (i.e. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie).
- A letter, or character, belonging to the written language of various ancient Germanic peoples, especially the Scandinavians and the Anglo-Saxons
- a Finnish poem
- (obsolete) roun