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Definition 1: the place where something begins, where it springs into being - [noun denoting location]

Samples where rootage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
  • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
  • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
  • communism's Russian root

Synonyms for rootage in the sense of this definition

(rootage is a kind of ...) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

"she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"

(... is a kind of rootage ) the beginning of a trail

(... is a kind of rootage ) a concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted

(... is a kind of rootage ) place where something began and flourished

"the United States is the home of basketball"

(... is a kind of rootage ) where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

"the birthplace of civilization"

(... is a kind of rootage ) a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched

"one day when I was at a suitable jumping-off place I decided to see if I could find him" "my point of departure was San Francisco"

(... is a kind of rootage ) the source of water for a well

(... is a kind of rootage ) the source of a river

"the headwaters of the Nile"

(... is a kind of rootage ) the source of water from which a stream arises

"they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"

(... is a kind of rootage ) a point at which water issues forth

(... is a kind of rootage ) the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)

"he prefers shoes of Italian derivation" "music of Turkish derivation"

Definition 2: a developed system of roots - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for rootage in the sense of this definition

(rootage is a kind of ...) a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

"a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"

(rootage is a part of ...) (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

Definition 3: fixedness by or as if by roots - [noun denoting state]

Samples where rootage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • strengthened by rootage in the firm soil of faith

(rootage is a kind of ...) remaining in place

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