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Meaning of ‘compound’
11 definitions found.
composed of more than one part
Example: "compound leaves are composed of several lobes"
composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
Example: "soap is a compound substance"
an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Synonyms: chemical compound
to put or add together
to make more intense, stronger, or more marked
Synonyms: intensify deepen heighten
to combine so as to form a whole
to create by mixing or combining
Example: "We compounded the substances to make our own concrete."
to calculate principal and interest
Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University
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