Root (disambiguation)

Root (disambiguation)

A root is the part of a plant that is below ground.

Root or Roots may also refer to:



  • Root directory, the first or top-most directory in a hierarchy
  • Root node, the node in a tree data structure from which every other node is accessible
  • Root process, the top-most process in a process hierarchy
  • Root user or superuser, a user on Unix-like systems, usually with full administrative privileges
    • Rooting (Android OS), a process of giving root user access to a device running the Android operating system
  • /root, the Unix superuser's home directory in the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
  • Rootkit, malicious software designed to hide or obscure the fact that a system has been compromised
  • ROOT, an object-oriented multipurpose data analysis package
  • Root domain, or DNS root zone, the top level of the hierarchy for a DNS system
  • ROOTS (software), a series of genealogy programs



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  • Root (linguistics), the core form of a word
  • Triliteral or triconsonantal root, in Semitic languages a root containing a sequence of three consonants


  • The nth root of a number; specific examples include:
  • In equation solving, a solution to a mathematical equation
  • A root of a function, i.e. an x-value for which the function produces a result of zero
  • A root of unity, a complex number which is an nth root of one
  • Rooted tree, in graph theory, a tree with a one vertex designated as the root
  • A root system of vectors, whose elements are called roots


  • Root (chord), the fundamental note of a chord
  • Roots music (disambiguation), various styles





  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family, a 1976 novel by Alex Haley
    • Roots (TV miniseries), a 1977 miniseries based upon on the novel
    • Roots: The Next Generations, a 1979 sequel miniseries also based upon the novel
    • Roots: The Gift, a 1988 television film which takes place between the second and third episodes of the original miniseries
  • Roots (play), a work by Arnold Wesker
  • Root (organization), an organization in the world of the anime and manga series Naruto
  • .hack//Roots, an anime series created by Bee Train
  • The Root (magazine), an Internet-based magazine focusing on African-American culture
  • The Roots, a location in the video game Kya: Dark Lineage
  • Root Sports, a sports television network in the United States
  • Roots (film), a 1955 Mexican film directed by Benito Alazraki

Other uses

See also

  • Rootes (disambiguation)

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