# Radical vs. Reactionary

## Difference Between Radical and Reactionary

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

His beliefs are radical.

Politically favoring a return to a supposed golden age of the past.

Pertaining to a root of a plant.

(chemistry) Of, pertaining to, participating in or inducing a chemical reaction.

Pertaining to the basic or intrinsic nature of something.

#### Reactionarynoun

One who is opposed to change.

Thoroughgoing; far-reaching.

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

#### Reactionarynoun

One who is very conservative.

Of or pertaining to the root of a word.

#### Reactionarynoun

an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism

Produced using the root of the tongue.

extremely conservative

(math) Relating to a radix or mathematical root.

Excellent; awesome.

That was a radical jump!

(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).

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

A person with radical opinions.

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

(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.

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

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

(organic chemistry) A free radical.

Given an ideal I in a commutative ring R, another ideal, denoted Rad(I) or $\sqrt\left\{I\right\}$, 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.

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

The intersection of maximal submodules of a given module.

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

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

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

a person who has radical ideas or opinions

a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram

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

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

thematic vowels are part of the stem

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

extremist political viewsradical opinions on educationan ultra conservative

markedly new or introducing radical change;

a revolutionary discoveryradical political views

arising from or going to the root;

a radical flaw in the plan

of or relating to or constituting a linguistic root;

a radical verb form

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;