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compound 1

noun

American English: /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd/
British English: /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/
  • 1 (Chemistry)
    Example sentences
    • The layers of plants and animals slowly broke down into simple substances called hydrocarbons, compounds of hydrogen and carbon.
    • These substances are compounds because the molecules that make it up have two kinds of atoms.
    • Exhaust gases include harmful volatile organic compounds or hydrocarbons, chemicals such as nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide.
  • 2 (word)
    Example sentences
    • The orthography was developed by Nance from the surviving texts, and vocabulary is extended by analogizing from Breton and Welsh and forming compounds from existing words.
    • Lexicalisation doesn't have to involve making up a new word, it could be a compound, or an existing word could be broadened.
    • Terms like megastore or hypertext are also called compounds, because they are combinations of free-standing words with prefixes or suffixes.

adjective

American English: /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd/
, /kəmˈpaʊnd/
British English: /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/
  • (number/word/eye/leaf)
    compuesto
    compound substance
    Example sentences
    • The new company about to be born will have a compound name.
    • When you have two different elements, there are usually only two words in the compound name.
    • He did so by combining two complex ideas - or at least two abstract compound nouns - in a new way.
    Example sentences
    • These specialized plants generally have spike-like compound inflorescences, comprised of paired cymules of tiny flowers that are sessile within succulent free or fused bracts.
    • The buckwheat inflorescence is a compound raceme that produces laterally flowered cymose clusters, the number of which was affected by the position of the inflorescence along the main stem.
    • The female reproductive structures of flowers are the carpels, which are either free, or are fused to form a compound ovary.

transitive verb

American English: /kəmˈpaʊnd/
, /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd/
British English: /kəmˈpaʊnd/
  • 2 (usually passive) 2.1 (combine) [literary]to be compounded with something
    ir acompañado de algo
    2.2 (compose, mix) (to be) compounded of something
    (estar) compuesto de algo
    Example sentences
    • The horrifying scene was compounded of darkness, silhouettes of mountains, and beyond the mountains, a red glow which rose to the sky, from remote fires.
    • That illusion, like the touching belief that one party is always better than the other, is compounded of near-equal parts naiveté and cynicism.
    • The renouncers' attitude was compounded of dark bitterness and bright hope.
    Example sentences
    • The pharmacist then compounds the necessary ingredients and dispenses the medication to the patient.
    • We compound various strengths and combinations of thyroid hormone.
    • When we compound prescriptions, we mix ingredients specific to each patient's needs.
    Example sentences
    • Major problems in agriculture and structural difficulties in the eurozone compounded the negative effects from slower global trade.
    • Little or no analysis is done and poor planning is compounded by even worse implementation strategies.
    • The paper also points out that individual land uses often interact synergistically, compounding their negative effect on habitats and birds.
  • 3 (settle by agreement)
    (debt)
    ajustar (mediante un convenio con los acreedores)

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compound 2
American English: /ˈkɑmˌpaʊnd/
British English: /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/

noun

  • (residence)
    complejo (masculine) habitacional
    (for prisoners etc)
    barracones (masculine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The villages are rather compact, consisting of groups of compounds enclosed by millet-stalk fences.
    • Within an enclosed compound, you discover a pristine, high-ceilinged exhibition space that occupies a renovated factory building.
    • Sensitive areas within compounds have also been given extra protection while electronic scanning of staff, visitors and vehicles entering sites has been stepped up.
    Example sentences
    • Both diamond and gold mines housed black workers in single-sex compounds, issuing contracts of limited duration.
    • The NUM is claiming more housing allowance for workers who don't live at the mine compound and better living conditions for those that do.
    • In the 1910s and 1920s, most of the 200,000 African men employed in gold-mining lived in vast single-sex compounds.

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