root-bound
adjective Date: 1885 pot-bound

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • root-bound — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : pot bound 2. : having the roots matted deep in shaggy untended lawns of old trees and root bound scented and flowering shrubs William Faulkner * * * ˈroot bound 7 [root bound] …   Useful english dictionary

  • root-bound — {adj.} 1. Having a limited amount of space for root growth. * /After seven or eight years day lilies become root bound and will not bloom well unless they are divided./ 2. Liking the familiar place where you live and not wanting to go away from… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • root-bound — {adj.} 1. Having a limited amount of space for root growth. * /After seven or eight years day lilies become root bound and will not bloom well unless they are divided./ 2. Liking the familiar place where you live and not wanting to go away from… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • root-bound — adj 1. Having a limited amount of space for root growth. After seven or eight years day lilies become root bound and will not bloom well unless they are divided. 2. Liking the familiar place where you live and not wanting to go away from it;… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • root-bound — /ˈrut baʊnd/ (say rooht bownd) adjective of a plant, the roots of which have outgrown the space and nourishment available …   Australian English dictionary

  • Root cause analysis — (RCA) is a class of problem solving methods aimed at identifying the root causes of problems or events. Root Cause Analysis is any structured approach to identifying the factors that resulted in the nature, the magnitude, the location, and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bound morpheme — In etymology, a bound morpheme is a root morpheme that cannot stand alone as an independent word. To determine if a root is bound, strip the root of all of its affixes (prefixes and suffixes). If the remaining root is not a word, that root is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Root cause — A root cause is an initiating cause of a causal chain which leads to an outcome or effect of interest. Commonly, root cause is used to describe the depth in the causal chain where an intervention could reasonably be implemented to change… …   Wikipedia

  • Root (linguistics) — The root word is the primary lexical unit of a word, and of a word family (root is then called base word), which carries the most significant aspects of semantic content and cannot be reduced into smaller constituents. Content words in nearly all …   Wikipedia

  • bound — {{11}} past tense of BIND (Cf. bind) (v.). {{12}}bound (adj.1) fastened, mid 14c., in figurative sense of compelled, from bounden, pp. of BIND (Cf. bind) (v.). Meaning under obligation is from late 15c.; the literal sense made fast by tying is… …   Etymology dictionary

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