Radical

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Radical, from Late Latin radicalis "of roots" and from Latin radix "root", may refer to:

in science and mathematics
in medicine
  • Radical surgery, surgery carried out in extreme circumstances and/or with extensive treatment
in linguistics
in politics

Extremism, political standpoints that are perceived as revolutionary or extreme

  • Radical Whigs, influential early writers on Radicalism
  • Radical Reformation, an Anabaptist movement concurrent with the Protestant Reformation
  • Radical Republicans, a member of an influential group of American politicians during the Civil War reconstruction
  • Radical Party, one of a number of political parties around the world
  • Radicals (UK), parliamentary progressives who were part of the nineteenth-century Liberal coalition
  • Radical feminism, a current within feminism that focuses on patriarchy as a system of power
  • Radical veganism, a radical interpretation of veganism, usually combined with anarchism
in culture
  • Radical chic, a term coined by Tom Wolfe to describe the pretentious adoption of radical causes by celebrities, socialites, and high society
in architecture
  • Radical Baroque, an architectural style characterized by the curvature of walls and intersection of oval spaces
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