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compound

noun [C]  us   /ˈkɑm·pɑʊnd/

compound noun [C] (COMBINATION)

a mixture of two or more different parts or elements: His jokes have been described as a compound of fears, anxieties, and insecurities. chemistry A compound is a chemical substance that combines two or more elements. grammar A compound is a word consisting of two or more words: "Black eye" and "teaspoon" are compounds.

compound noun [C] (AREA)

a fenced or enclosed area that contains buildings: We left the compound early to find and photograph wild animals.
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