Definitions for "radical "
A characteristic, essential, and fundamental constituent of any compound; hence, sometimes, an atom.
Specifically, a group of two or more atoms, not completely saturated, which are so linked that their union implies certain properties, and are conveniently regarded as playing the part of a single atom; a residue; -- called also a compound radical. Cf. Residue.
A group of atoms that is capable of remaining unchanged during a series of chemical reactions. Such combinations (radicals) exist in the molecules of many organic compounds; sulfate (SO42­) is an inorganic radical.
Of or pertaining to the root; proceeding directly from the root.
Hence: Of or pertaining to the root or origin; reaching to the center, to the foundation, to the ultimate sources, to the principles, or the like; original; fundamental; thorough-going; unsparing; extreme; as, radical evils; radical reform; a radical party.
Belonging to, or proceeding from, the root of a plant; as, radical tubers or hairs.
One who advocates radical changes in government or social institutions, especially such changes as are intended to level class inequalities; -- opposed to conservative.
A political orientation toward social change that emphasizes building institutions, structures, norms, and values outside of those already in existence (unlike liberal approaches, which emphasize producing change by working within existing structures).
promoting extreme change in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions; an individual who favors such changes.
Keywords:  firmly, franklin, feet, planted, air
a man with both feet firmly planted in the air
a man with both feet planted firmly in the air - Franklin D
a person with both feet firmly planted in the air
(in a surgical sense) directed at the cause of a disease; thus, radical prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the prostate with the intent to cure the problem believed to be caused by or within the prostate
Directed at the cause of a disease. In the case of prostate cancer, a radical prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the prostate with the intent to cure the problem caused by or within the prostate. See radical prostatectomy.
Proceeding from a rootlike stem, or one which does not rise above the ground; as, the radical leaves of the dandelion and the sidesaddle flower.
of leaves, clustered at the base of the stem.
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram
a common sub-element found in different kanji characters
a group of strokes in a Chinese character that is treated as a unit for the purposes of sorting, indexing, and classification
Keywords:  horoscope, natal
Having to do with the natal horoscope.
Keywords:  prodigal, son
a prodigal son
Radical is a simple Radius packet decoder to assist in the debugging of Radius sessions. It accepts the output of the Solaris snoop command and it is written in Python.
Keywords:  empiricism, see
See Radical empiricism
Keywords:  mastectomy, see
mastectomy: See mastectomy.
recycle remainder Rhapsody round
Curative treatment that may be quite aggressive.
Removal of the primary site of disease and all the regional lymphnodes.
Keywords:  barn, everything, whom, match, looks
a man with a match, to whom everything looks like a barn
Keywords:  sick, cool, replaced, good, meaning
A term used in the 1970's and 1980's meaning "really good". Now replaced with terms like "sick" and "cool".
Keywords:  opinions, ideas, person
a person who has radical ideas or opinions
Keywords:  denotes, cancer, operation
Denotes an operation for cancer
Keywords:  quantity, see
A radical quantity. See under Radical, a.
a word or a part of a word used in forming English derivatives
Keywords:  vessel, see
A radical vessel. See under Radical, a.
Keywords:  complete, removal
Complete removal.
Keywords:  expression, form
an expression of the form