What is radical?

  • (noun): A character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on radical, radicals:

1794 Treason Trials - Historical Context
... to the House of Commons and the Duke of Richmond and John Cartwright advocated a more radical reform "the payment of MPs, an end to corruption and patronage in parliamentary elections ... criticized the French Revolution and the British radicals who had welcomed its early stages ... While the radicals saw the revolution as analogous to Britain's own Glorious Revolution in 1688, which had restricted the powers of the monarchy, Burke argued that the appropriate ...

More definitions of "radical":

  • (adj): Markedly new or introducing radical change.
    Example: "Radical political views"
    Synonyms: revolutionary
  • (adj): Especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem.
    Example: "Radical leaves"
    Synonyms: basal
  • (noun): A person who has radical ideas or opinions.
  • (adj): Of or relating to or constituting a linguistic root.
    Example: "A radical verb form"
  • (adj): Arising from or going to the root.
    Example: "A radical flaw in the plan"
  • (noun): (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule.
    Synonyms: group, chemical group
  • (noun): An atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule than has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule.
    Synonyms: free radical
  • (adj): (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm.
    Example: "Radical opinions on education"
    Synonyms: extremist, ultra
  • (noun): A sign placed in front of an expression to denote that a root is to be extracted.
    Synonyms: radical sign

Famous quotes containing the word radical:

    Whoever undertakes to create soon finds himself engaged in creating himself. Self-transformation and the transformation of others have constituted the radical interest of our century, whether in painting, psychiatry, or political action.
    Harold Rosenberg (1906–1978)

    The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)

    A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air. A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who, however, has never learned to walk forward. A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards. A liberal is a man who uses his legs and his hands at the behest ... of his head.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)