1. <operating system> The Unix superuser account (with user name "root" and user ID 0) that overrides file permissions. The term avatar is also used. By extension, the privileged system-maintenance login on any operating system.

See root mode, go root, wheel.

2. <operating system> root directory.

3. <data> root node.

(01 Apr 1998)

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<botany> The water- and mineral-absorbing part of a plant which is usually underground, does not bear leaves, tends to grow downwards and is typically derived from the radicle of the embryo.

See: adventitious.

(09 Oct 1997)

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