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Conservative vs. Radical

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Conservativenoun

A person who favors maintenance of the status quo.

Radicaladjective

Favoring fundamental change, or change at the root cause of a matter.

‘His beliefs are radical.’;

Conservativenoun

(politics) One who opposes changes to the traditional institutions of their country.

Radicaladjective

Pertaining to a root of a plant.

Conservativenoun

A political conservative.

Radicaladjective

Pertaining to the basic or intrinsic nature of something.

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Conservativenoun

A fiscal conservative.

Radicaladjective

Thoroughgoing; far-reaching.

‘The spread of the cancer required radical surgery, and the entire organ was removed.’;

Conservativenoun

A social conservative.

Radicaladjective

Of or pertaining to the root of a word.

Conservativeadjective

Cautious.

Radicaladjective

Produced using the root of the tongue.

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Conservativeadjective

Tending to resist change or innovation.

‘The curriculum committee at this university is extremely conservative.’;

Radicaladjective

Involving free radicals.

Conservativeadjective

Based on pessimistic assumptions.

‘At a conservative estimate, growth may even be negative next year.’;

Radicaladjective

(math) Relating to a radix or mathematical root.

‘a radical quantity; a radical sign’;

Conservativeadjective

Supporting some combination of fiscal, political or social conservatism.

Radicaladjective

Excellent; awesome.

‘That was a radical jump!’;

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Conservativeadjective

Relating to the Conservative Party.

Radicalnoun

(historical: 19th-century Britain) A member of the most progressive wing of the Liberal Party; someone favouring social reform (but generally stopping short of socialism).

Conservativeadjective

Neither creating nor destroying a given quantity.

Radicalnoun

(historical: early 20th-century France) A member of an influential, centrist political party favouring moderate social reform, a republican constitution, and secular politics.

Conservativeadjective

Having power to preserve in a safe or entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.

Radicalnoun

A person with radical opinions.

Conservativeadjective

(Judaism) Relating to Conservative Judaism.

Radicalnoun

(arithmetic) A root (of a number or quantity).

Conservativeadjective

(clothing) Conventional, traditional, and moderate in style and appearance; not extreme, excessive, faddish, or intense.

Radicalnoun

(linguistics) In logographic writing systems such as the Chinese writing system, the portion of a character (if any) that provides an indication of its meaning, as opposed to phonetic.

Conservativeadjective

(medicine) Not including any operation or intervention (said of a treatment, see conservative treatment)

Radicalnoun

(linguistics) In Semitic languages, any one of the set of consonants (typically three) that make up a root.

Conservativeadjective

Having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.

Radicalnoun

(chemistry) A group of atoms, joined by covalent bonds, that take part in reactions as a single unit.

Conservativeadjective

Tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation.

Radicalnoun

(organic chemistry) A free radical.

Conservativeadjective

Of or pertaining to a political party which favors the conservation of existing institutions and forms of government, as the Conservative party in England; - contradistinguished from Liberal and Radical.

‘We have always been conscientiously attached to what is called the Tory, and which might with more propriety be called the Conservative, party.’;

Radicalnoun

Given an ideal I in a commutative ring R, another ideal, denoted Rad(I) or \sqrt{I}, such that an element x ∈ R is in Rad(I) if, for some positive integer n, xn ∈ I; equivalently, the intersection of all prime ideals containing I.

Conservativenoun

One who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.

‘The Holy Spirit is the great conservative of the new life.’;

Radicalnoun

Given a ring R, an ideal containing elements of R that share a property considered, in some sense, "not good".

Conservativenoun

One who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; - opposed to revolutionary or radical.

Radicalnoun

The intersection of maximal submodules of a given module.

Conservativenoun

A member of the Conservative party.

Radicalnoun

(number theory) The product of the distinct prime factors of a given positive integer.

Conservativenoun

a person who has conservative ideas or opinions

Radicaladjective

Of or pertaining to the root; proceeding directly from the root.

Conservativeadjective

resistant to change

Radicaladjective

Hence: Of or pertaining to the root or origin; reaching to the center, to the foundation, to the ultimate sources, to the principles, or the like; original; fundamental; thorough-going; unsparing; extreme; as, radical evils; radical reform; a radical party.

‘The most determined exertions of that authority, against them, only showed their radical independence.’;

Conservativeadjective

opposed to liberal reforms

Radicaladjective

Belonging to, or proceeding from, the root of a plant; as, radical tubers or hairs.

Conservativeadjective

avoiding excess;

‘a conservative estimate’;

Radicaladjective

Relating, or belonging, to the root, or ultimate source of derivation; as, a radical verbal form.

Conservativeadjective

unimaginatively conventional;

‘a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-gray world of business’;

Radicaladjective

Of or pertaining to a radix or root; as, a radical quantity; a radical sign. See below.

Conservativeadjective

conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class;

‘a bourgeois mentality’;

Radicalnoun

A primitive word; a radix, root, or simple, underived, uncompounded word; an etymon.

‘The words we at present make use of, and understand only by common agreement, assume a new air and life in the understanding, when you trace them to their radicals, where you find every word strongly stamped with nature; full of energy, meaning, character, painting, and poetry.’;

Radicalnoun

One who advocates radical changes in government or social institutions, especially such changes as are intended to level class inequalities; - opposed to conservative.

‘In politics they [the Independents] were, to use the phrase of their own time, "Root-and-Branch men," or, to use the kindred phrase of our own, Radicals.’;

Radicalnoun

A characteristic, essential, and fundamental constituent of any compound; hence, sometimes, an atom.

‘As a general rule, the metallic atoms are basic radicals, while the nonmetallic atoms are acid radicals.’;

Radicalnoun

Specifically, a group of two or more atoms, not completely saturated, which are so linked that their union implies certain properties, and are conveniently regarded as playing the part of a single atom; a residue; - called also a compound radical. Cf. Residue.

Radicalnoun

A radical quantity. See under Radical, a.

‘An indicated root of a perfect power of the degree indicated is not a radical but a rational quantity under a radical form.’;

Radicalnoun

A radical vessel. See under Radical, a.

Radicalnoun

(chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule

Radicalnoun

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;

‘in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells’;

Radicalnoun

a person who has radical ideas or opinions

Radicalnoun

a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram

Radicalnoun

a sign placed in front of an expression to denote that a root is to be extracted

Radicalnoun

(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed;

‘thematic vowels are part of the stem’;

Radicaladjective

(used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm;

‘extremist political views’; ‘radical opinions on education’; ‘an ultra conservative’;

Radicaladjective

markedly new or introducing radical change;

‘a revolutionary discovery’; ‘radical political views’;

Radicaladjective

arising from or going to the root;

‘a radical flaw in the plan’;

Radicaladjective

of or relating to or constituting a linguistic root;

‘a radical verb form’;

Radicaladjective

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;

‘basal placentation’; ‘radical leaves’;

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