Definition of compound. Meaning of compound. Synonyms of compound
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Definition of compound
Compound Com"pound (k[o^]m"pound), n. [Malay kompung a
In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house,
CompoundCompound Com"pound, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See
Compound, v. t.]
Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts;
produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or
things; composite; as, a compound word.
Compound substances are made up of two or more simple
substances. --I. Watts.
Compound addition, subtraction, multiplication,
division (Arith.), the addition, subtraction, etc., of
Compound crystal (Crystallog.), a twin crystal, or one
seeming to be made up of two or more crystals combined
according to regular laws of composition.
Compound engine (Mech.), a form of steam engine in which
the steam that has been used in a high-pressure cylinder
is made to do further service in a larger low-pressure
cylinder, sometimes in several larger cylinders,
Compound ether. (Chem.) See under Ether.
Compound flower (Bot.), a flower head resembling a single
flower, but really composed of several florets inclosed in
a common calyxlike involucre, as the sunflower or
Compound fraction. (Math.) See Fraction.
Compound fracture. See Fracture.
Compound householder, a householder who compounds or
arranges with his landlord that his rates shall be
included in his rents. [Eng.]
Compound interest. See Interest.
Compound larceny. (Law) See Larceny.
Compound leaf (Bot.), a leaf having two or more separate
blades or leaflets on a common leafstalk.
Compound microscope. See Microscope.
Compound motion. See Motion.
Compound number (Math.), one constructed according to a
varying scale of denomination; as, 3 cwt., 1 qr., 5 lb.;
-- called also denominate number.
Compound pier (Arch.), a clustered column.
Compound quantity (Alg.), a quantity composed of two or
more simple quantities or terms, connected by the sign +
(plus) or - (minus). Thus, a + b - c, and bb - b, are
Compound radical. (Chem.) See Radical.
Compound ratio (Math.), the product of two or more ratios;
thus ab:cd is a ratio compounded of the simple ratios a:c
Compound rest (Mech.), the tool carriage of an engine
Compound screw (Mech.), a screw having on the same axis two
or more screws with different pitch (a differential
screw), or running in different directions (a right and
Compound time (Mus.), that in which two or more simple
measures are combined in one; as, 6-8 time is the joining
of two measures of 3-8 time.
Compound word, a word composed of two or more words;
specifically, two or more words joined together by a
hyphen. CompoundCompound Com"pound, n.
1. That which is compounded or formed by the union or mixture
of elements ingredients, or parts; a combination of
simples; a compound word; the result of composition.
Rare compound of oddity, frolic, and fun.
When the word ``bishopric' was first made, it was
made as a compound. --Earle.
2. (Chem.) A union of two or more ingredients in definite
proportions by weight, so combined as to form a distinct
substance; as, water is a compound of oxygen and hydrogen.
Note: Every definite chemical compound always contains the
same elements, united in the same proportions by
weight, and with the same internal arrangement.
Binary compound (Chem.). See under Binary.
Carbon compounds (Chem.). See under Carbon.
Meaning of compound from wikipedia
to: chemical compound
of two or more elements. compound
(enclosure), a cluster
of buildings having
- a chemical compound
is a pure chemical substance consisting
of two or more different chemical element
s that can be separated
- in linguistics
, a compound
is a lexeme
(less precisely, a word ) that consists
of more than one stem . that creates compound lexemes
- a compound locomotive
is a steam locomotive which
by a compound engine
, a type of steam engine where steam
- an organic compound
is any member
of a large class
of gas eous, liquid
, or solid chemical compound
s whose molecule
s contain carbon
- inorganic compounds
that lack carbon
and hydrogen atoms
. inorganic compounds
are traditionally viewed
as being synthesized
- volatile organic compounds
(vocs) are organic chemicals
that have a high vapour pressure
at ordinary, room-temperature conditions.
- a compound
bow is a modern
bow that uses a levering
s, to bend the limbs. the limbs
of a compound
- a compound engine
is an engine
that has more than one stage
for recovering energy
from the same working fluid
, with the exhaust
- a polyhedral compound
is a polyhedron
that is itself composed
of several other polyhedra sharing
centre. polygonal compound