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compound1 US English

A thing that is composed of two or more separate elements; a mixture

compound2 US English

An open area enclosed by a fence, for example around a factory or large house or within a prison

compound US Thesaurus

a compound of two elements

compound eye US English

An eye consisting of an array of numerous small visual units, as found in insects and crustaceans

compound leaf US English

A leaf of a plant consisting of several or many distinct parts (leaflets) joined to a single stem

compound noun US English

A noun made up of two or more existing words, e.g. cat food or playgroup

compound time US English

Musical rhythm or meter in which each beat in a bar is subdivided into three smaller units, so having the value of a dotted note

open compound US English

A word made up of two or more existing words separated by a space, e.g., school bus, life jacket, mobile phone

closed compound US English

A word that is made up of two or more existing words and contains no spaces or hyphens, e.g. football, birthday, blackboard

compound number US English

A quantity expressed in terms of more than one unit or denomination, such as 5 feet 7 inches or 2 pounds 3 ounces

diazo compound US English

An organic compound containing two nitrogen atoms bonded together, especially a diazonium compound

compound fraction US English

A fraction in which either the numerator or the denominator, or both, contain one or more fractions. Also called complex fraction

compound fracture US English

An injury in which a broken bone pierces the skin, causing a risk of infection

compound interval US English

An interval greater than an octave

compound sentence US English

A sentence with more than one subject or predicate

coordination compound US English

A compound containing coordinate bonds, typically between a central metal atom and a number of other atoms or groups

compound-complex sentence US English

A sentence having two or more coordinate independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses

chemical compound in compound1 US English

A substance formed from two or more elements chemically united in fixed proportions