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Definition of Compound

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consisting of more than one part
enclosed area; mixture, substance composed of different elements
mix, blend, combine
Compound Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated; as, to compound a debt.
  
(v. t.)
To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
  
(v. t.)
To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.
  
(v. t.)
To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.
  
(v. t.)
To compose; to constitute.
  
(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.
  
(v. i.)
To effect a composition; to come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; -- usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.
  
(n.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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compound
\com*pound"\, v. i. to effect a composition; to come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; -- usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration. here's a fellow will help you to-morrow; compound with him by the year. they were at last glad to compound for his bare commitment to the tower. cornwall compounded to furnish ten oxen after michaelmas for thirty pounds. carew. compound for sins they are inclined to by damning those they have no mind to.
compound
\com"pound\ (k&obreve;m"pound), n. [malay kompung a village.] in the east indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.
compound
\com*pound"\ (k&obreve;m*pound"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. compounded; p. pr. & vb. n. compounding.] [oe. componen, compounen, l. componere, compositum; com-+ ponere to put set. the d is excrescent. see position, and cf. componé.]
1. to form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine. incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort. w. scott.
2. to put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite. we have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture.
3. to modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else. only compound me with forgotten dust.
4. to compose; to constitute. [obs.] his pomp and all what state compounds.
5. to settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated; as, to compound a debt. i pray, my lords, let me compound this strife.


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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Adlog = n. m. compound interest
Arlog = n. compound interest
Bragawd = n. m. a sprouting; a compound; bragget, a liquor
Cymysg = n. mixture, a. compound
Cymysgu = to compound; to mix
Cysawdd = n. a compound
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
(synonym) chemical compound
(hypernym) substance, matter
(hyponym) vanillin
(classification) chemistry, chemical science
2. a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
(hypernym) whole
3. an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
(hypernym) enclosure

Verb
1. make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
(synonym) intensify, heighten, deepen
(hypernym) increase
(hyponym) heat up, hot up, screw up
(cause) intensify, deepen
2. put or add together; "combine resources"
(synonym) combine
(hypernym) add
(hyponym) totalize, totalise
3. calculate principal and interest
(hypernym) account, calculate
4. create by mixing or combining
(hypernym) assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
(derivation) chemical compound
5. combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients"
(synonym) combine
(hypernym) mix, mingle, commix, unify, amalgamate
(hyponym) integrate, incorporate

Adjective
1. of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes
(antonym) simple, unsubdivided
(similar) bilobate, bilobated, bilobed
(see-also) complex
(classification) botany, phytology
2. consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts; "soap is a compound substance"; "housetop is a compound word"; "a blackberry is a compound fruit"
(similar) complex
3. composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism"
(synonym) colonial
(similar) complex
(classification) zoology, zoological science
Compound Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
the mechanism used to transmit power from the engines to the pump, drawworks, and other machinery on a drilling rig. It is composed of clutches, chains and sprockets, belts and pulleys, and a number of shafts, both driven and driving. to connect two or more power-producing devices such as engines to run one piece of driven equipment such as the drawworks.
Compound Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
General Chemistry Glossary
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Compare with element and mixture .A compound is a material formed from elements chemically combined in definite proportions by mass. For example, water is formed from chemically bound hydrogen and oxygen. Any pure water sample contains 2 g of hydrogen for every 16 g of oxygen.
NRC Nuclear Energy Glossary
A chemical combination of two or more elements combined in a fixed and definite proportion by weight.
A service to the public by The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
Chemical term referring to a substance made up of two or more elements chemically united in fixed proportions by weight.
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
is a substance formed from two or more elements chemically combined in fixed proportions.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
1. Two or more ingredients mixed together.
2. An abrasive paste or liquid that smooths and polishes the painted surface. Also see rubbing compound .
Technical English by wpv
They are chemically combined elements with definite proportions of the component elements.
Rubber Glossary
A general word used to describe a particular formulation or "recipe", or as a descriptive term for unvulcanised rubber in general. It is used in such applications as "Compounding ingredients", "Compound no. xyz", etc.
Compound Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Integrated Circuit Terminology
a substance made up of two or more elements.
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Compound Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Compound may refer to:
  • Chemical compounds, combinations of two or more elements
  • Compound (enclosure), a cluster of buildings having a shared purpose, usually inside a fence or wall
  • Compound (fortification), a version of the above fortified with defensive structures
  • Compound bow, a type of bow for archery
  • Compound (linguistics), a word that consists of more than one radical element
  • Compound (migrant labour), a hostel for migrant workers such as those historically connected with mines in South Africa
  • Compound (music), an attribute of an interval or time signature
  • Compounding, the mixing of drugs in pharmacy
  • Polyhedral compound, a polyhedron composed of multiple polyhedra sharing the same centre of attention
  • Committee for Compounding with Delinquents, an English Civil War institution that allowed Parliament to compound the estates of Royalists

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Compound Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bodybuilding Jargon
compound movements are exercises that requires more than one joint to complete, and in which to hit the targeted muscle, you'll need to recruit the help of other supporting muscle groups.

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Compound Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Glossary of Climate Change Terms
Combination of two or more different chemical elements held together by chemical bonds. See element, inorganic compound, organic compound.
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
A substance composed of two or more elements whose composition is constant. For example, table salt (sodium chloride - NACl) is a compound.
Compound Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
american horse racing dictionary
A fracture where the damaged bone breaks through the skin. Also known as an "open" fracture. condition book(s) A series of booklets issued by a racing secretary which set forth conditions of races to be run at a particular racetrack.
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