AskDefine | Define roots

Dictionary Definition

roots n : the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage; "his roots in Texas go back a long way"; "he went back to Sweden to search for his roots"; "his music has African roots"

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roots plural
  1. Plural form of root
    The roots of a tree provide it with water.
  2. Ancestors
    I have both Irish and German roots
  3. Beginnings
    Jazz has its roots in blues


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Extensive Definition

A root is the part of a plant that is below ground.
Root may also refer to:
In computing:
  • Root node, the node in a tree data structure from which every other node is accessible
  • Root directory, the first or top-most directory in a hierarchy
  • Root process, the top-most process in a process hierarchy
  • Root user or superuser, a user on Unix-like systems, usually with full administrative privileges
  • /root, the Unix superuser's home directory
  • Root kit, malicious software intended to obtain full control (that is, root privileges) of a computer system
  • ROOT, an object-oriented multipurpose data analysis package
  • Root domain, or DNS root zone, the top level of the hierarchy for a DNS system
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  • Rootes, a defunct British motor manufacturer
roots in Catalan: Arrel
roots in Czech: Root
roots in German: Wurzel
roots in Spanish: Raíz
roots in Esperanto: Radiko
roots in Basque: Erro
roots in French: Racine
roots in Korean: 루트
roots in Croatian: Korijen
roots in Italian: Radice
roots in Dutch: Root
roots in Japanese: ルート
roots in Norwegian Nynorsk: Rot
roots in Low German: Wörtel
roots in Portuguese: Raiz (desambiguação)
roots in Russian: Корень (значения)
roots in Finnish: Juuri
roots in Venetian: Raixa
roots in Chinese: 根 (消歧義)
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