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English Definitionroot; basis; measure word for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings; radical (chemistry)
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Part of Speech(名) noun, (量) measure word
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(名) As a noun
  1. The place where something begins, where it springs into being.
  2. A number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number.
    • English synonyms: root
  3. The usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground.
    • English synonyms: root
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