Root

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Definition

the roots: the origins, the beginnings; the core, the essence, the cause; the part of a plant that grows below the ground
noun
the root of a problem the cause or origin of a problem
The square root of 4 is 2. When 2 is multiplied by itself the result is 4.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Overspending is the root of your financial problems.
US: I'm researching my family tree because I want to trace my roots.
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Examples

  • "Remember Delavigne's French roots and luxury appeal!"
  • "Get back to ya roots, man."
  • "He expressed discontent over Mr. Delavigne's French roots, claiming that the French support rogue states and 'non-freedom'."
  • "The building is a subtle and humorous allusion to our French roots, and also portrays the company as one that moves forward at a steady pace."
  • "Rugby fan : I can't put my finger on it exactly, but the sport itself remains loyal to its gentlemanly roots."

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