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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The underground part of a plant that supports the rest. Also: The source or chief cause of something.

Usage examples (33)
  • Cutting through the root is the highest risk of ending up with tears.
  • Submachine 5: the root is the fifth episode of the Submachine series.
  • The commission will also dig into what it calls the root causes of the April 20, looking deeper than just equipment failures.
  • The leaders met in Washington today, saying the only way to end the fighting is to address what they called the root cause of the problem. for more
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