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compound

noun [C] (AREA)    /ˈkɒm.paʊnd/ US  /ˈkɑːm-/
an area surrounded by fences or walls that contains a group of buildings: The gates opened and the troops marched into their compound. The embassy compound has been closed to the public because of a bomb threat.Gardens and yards
(Definition of compound noun (AREA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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