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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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