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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (excessive)
a. radical
Expropiar este terreno me parece algo radical.Expropriating this land seems a bit radical to me.
b. extreme
Considero que la prohibición de ese libro fue una medida muy radical.I think banning that book was a very extreme step to take.
2. (complete)
a. radical
Sara hizo cambios radicales en su vida.Sara made some radical changes to her life.
b. drastic
La empresa debe hacer cambios radicales para mejorar.The company must make some drastic changes in order to improve.
3. (fundamental)
a. radical
Hay una diferencia radical entre estas dos teorías.There's a radical difference between these two theories.
4. (politics)
a. radical
Las tensiones ideológicas desembocaron en la división de las ramas moderada y radical del partido.The ideological tensions resulted in a split between the moderate and radical wings of the party.
5. (botany)
a. root
Los pelos radicales ayudan a la planta a absorber agua.Root hairs help the plant absorb water.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
6. (politics)
a. radical
Los radicales están luchando contra el gobierno.The radicals are fighting the government.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
7. (grammar)
a. root
Los radicales de muchos verbos irregulares sufren modificaciones.The roots of many irregular verbs undergo changes.
b. radical
El sufijo se coloca junto al radical del verbo.The suffix is added next to the verb's radical.
8. (mathematics)
a. radical
Este símbolo se llama radical e indica que tienes que sacar la raíz cuadrada.This symbol is called the radical and indicates that you need to take the square root.
9. (chemistry)
a. radical
Los radicales tienen al menos un electrón sin par.Radicals have at least one unpaired electron.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. radical
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (gram & mat)
a. root
3. (chemistry)
a. radical
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1 (Lingüística) root
2 (Matemáticas) square-root sign
3 (Química) radical
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