Radical Symbol

The radical symbol is used to represent taking the nth-root of a number

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TeX
\sqrt{}
Unicode
8730

Usage

Square Root Notation
Square Root

The radical symbol by itself is used to denote taking the square root of a number.

Radical Notation
Radical

A radical is used to represent fractional exponents. By itself it is used to represent the square root of an expression, but it also is used to represent higher roots as well.