Definition of Roots

1. Noun. The condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage. "His music has African roots"

Generic synonyms: Condition



Definition of Roots

1. Noun. (plural of root) ¹

2. Noun. Ancestors ¹

3. Noun. Beginnings ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roots

1. root [v] - See also: root

Lexicographical Neighbors of Roots

rootkitted
rootkitting
rootle
rootled
rootles
rootless
rootlessly
rootlessness
rootlessnesses
rootlet
rootlet system
rootlets
rootlike
rootling
rootlings
roots (current term)
roots of olfactory tract
roots of trigeminal nerve
rootsier
rootsiest
rootstalk
rootstalks
rootstock
rootstocks
rootsy
rootwork
rootworm
rootworms
rooty
rootzone

Literary usage of Roots

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"From this it follows at once that no cubic or other equation of odd degree and with real coefficients can have all its roots complex. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"3 Fibrous roots. Subdivision II. Aquatic roots. 4 Bottom roots. ... 9 Attaching roots (of air plants). 10 Attaching and Absorbing roots (of air plants). ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The anterior and posterior roots of the spinal nerves are attached along the sides of ... Some of the fibres of tho anterior roots end in nerve-cells in the ..."

4. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"Each spinal nerve arises by two roots, an anterior or motor root, and a posterior or sensory root. roots of the Spinal Nerves. The Anterior Hoots. ..."

5. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"roots were found to have reached a depth of three feet and to have spread ... OAT roots. Oat roots are similar to wheat roots but larger and more numerous ..."

6. The American Mathematical Monthly by Mathematical Association of America (1922)
"If / < 0, then s < — qj\2 and the quartic has two real and distinct and two imaginary roots. For a triple root it is necessary and sufficient that the line ..."

7. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"roots first of all develop out of soil-roots, and then nourishing-roots form from these—an explanation which is supported by the interesting occurrence in ..."

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