Significado de “compound” - en el Diccionario Inglés

compound en inglés británico

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compoundnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒm.paʊnd/ us /ˈkɑːm-/

compound noun [ C ] (COMBINATION)

specialized chemistry a chemical that combines two or more elements:

Salt is a compound of sodium and chlorine.
Many fertilizers contain nitrogen compounds.

formal something consisting of two or more different parts:

Then there was his manner, a curious compound of humour and severity.

specialized language a word that combines two or more different words. Often, the meaning of the compound cannot be discovered by knowing the meaning of the different words that form it. Compounds may be written either as one word or as separate words:

'Bodyguard' and 'floppy disk' are two examples of compounds.

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compoundverb

us uk /kəmˈpaʊnd/

compoundadjective

uk /ˈkɒm.paʊnd/ us /ˈkɑːm-/

consisting of two or more parts

specialized finance & economics used to refer to a system of paying interest in which interest is paid both on the original amount of money invested (= given to companies hoping to get more back) or borrowed and on the interest that has collected over a period of time:

compound interest
The investment fund has achieved annual compound returns of 18.2 percent.

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(Definición de compound del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

compound en inglés americano

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compoundnoun [ 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.

compoundverb [ T ]

us /kɑmˈpɑʊnd, ˈkɑm·pɑʊnd/

to make something worse by increasing or adding to it:

Lack of rain compounded the problems farmers are having.

(Definición de compound del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

compound en inglés de negocios

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compoundadjective

uk /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/ us FINANCE

used to describe a system of calculating interest in which it is paid on both the amount of money invested or borrowed and on the interest that has been added to it:

The investment has grown $1,000 into $3,552 over five years, a compound annual return of 28.6%.

compoundverb [ T ]

uk /kəmˈpaʊnd/ us FINANCE

to calculate interest on both the amount of money invested or borrowed and on the interest that has been added to it:

Interest will be compounded every six months.

(Definición de compound del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)