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root

noun [C] (IN MATHEMATICS)    /ruːt/
specialized mathematics a solution of some equations (= mathematical statements)Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division specialized A root of a particular number is another number that, when multiplied by itself one or more times, reaches that number: The square root of 64 is 8, and the cube root of 64 is 4.Terms for numbers
(Definition of root noun (IN MATHEMATICS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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