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: the quality or state of being extreme
: advocacy of extreme measures or views : radicalism
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1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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extremely high frequency
extremely low frequency
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: belief in and support for ideas that are very far from what most people consider correct or reasonable
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occurring twice a year or every two years
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