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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
Translations of “compound”
in Arabic مُركَب…
in Korean 혼합물…
in Malaysian kawasan…
in French enceinte…
in Turkish bileşim, karışım, terkip…
in Italian composto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 組合, 化合物, 複合物…
in Russian соединение, огороженная территория, сложное слово…
in Polish związek, teren, złożenie…
in Vietnamese hợp chất…
in Spanish recinto…
in Portuguese composto…
in Thai บริเวณ…
in German umzäuntes Grundstück…
in Catalan compost…
in Japanese 合成物, 化合物…
in Indonesian kompleks…
in Chinese (Simplified) 组合, 化合物, 复合物…
(Definition of compound noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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