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adjective     radical pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    a radical change or way of doing something is new and very different from the usual way

    a more radical approach to social problems

    a radical solution to the problem of juvenile crime

    a programme of radical reforms in schools

  2. 3
    a radical person or group believes that important political or social changes are necessary

    members of a radical left-wing group

    a radical feminist

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  3. 4
    relating to the most basic or important part of something

    There was a radical difference between their views on foreign policy.

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