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English definition of “compound”


noun [C]     /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/
MIXTURE a substance that is a combination of two or more elements : Water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen .Specific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical
AREA an area of land with a group of buildings surrounded by a fence or wall : a prison compoundGardens and yards
GRAMMAR ( also compound noun/verb/adjective) a noun , verb , or adjective that is made by two or more words used together. For example , ' golf club ' is a compound.Morphology and parts of words
(Definition of compound noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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