AskDefine | Define compounds

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  1. Plural of compound


  1. third-person singular of compound

Extensive Definition

Compound may refer to:
It is also found in combination with other words:
  • Compound chocolate, a chocolate substitute.
  • Compound fracture, complete fractures of bone where at least one fragment has damaged the skin, soft tissue or surrounding body cavity.
  • Compound interest, unpaid interest that is added to the principal so that subsequent interest is calculated on the grossed amount.
  • Compound locomotive, a locomotive in which exhaust steam is recycled in a low pressure cylinder or cylinders.
  • Compound sentence, a type of sentence made up of two or more independent clauses and no subordinate (dependent) clauses.
compounds in German: Mischung
compounds in French: Composite
compounds in French: Composition
compounds in Simple English: Compound
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