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roots

noun , plural of root

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1 a point or place at which something is invented or provided
  • he insists that insecurity is the root of all jealousy
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2 the source from which something grows or develops
  • one would need to go back at least several hundred years to find the root of the entrenched hostility between the neighboring nations
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4 the central part or aspect of something under consideration
  • at root, it's a question of the proper limits, if any, of free speech
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