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Meaning of root

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or
           leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually
           it anchors the plant to the ground
      2: the place where something begins, where it springs into
         being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter
         was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source
         of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root" [syn:
         {beginning}, {origin}, {root}, {rootage}, {source}]
      3: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are
         removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem" [syn: {root},
         {root word}, {base}, {stem}, {theme}, {radical}]
      4: a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of
         times, equals a given number
      5: the set of values that give a true statement when substituted
         into an equation [syn: {solution}, {root}]
      6: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote
         than a grandparent) [syn: {ancestor}, {ascendant},
         {ascendent}, {antecedent}, {root}] [ant: {descendant},
      7: a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related
         words in several languages can be derived by linguistic
         processes [syn: {etymon}, {root}]
      8: the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as
         support [syn: {root}, {tooth root}]
      v 1: take root and begin to grow; "this plant roots quickly"
      2: come into existence, originate; "The problem roots in her
      3: plant by the roots
      4: dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles" [syn:
         {rout}, {root}, {rootle}]
      5: become settled or established and stable in one's residence
         or life style; "He finally settled down" [syn: {settle},
         {root}, {take root}, {steady down}, {settle down}]
      6: cause to take roots

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