Compound

Com"pound

, n. 1. That which is compounded or formed by the union or mixture of elements ingredients, or parts; a combination of simples; a compound word; the result of composition. Shak.
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Rare compound of oddity, frolic, and fun.
Goldsmith.
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When the word "bishopric" was first made, it was made as a compound.
Earle.
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2. (Chem.) A union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight, so combined as to form a distinct substance; as, water is a compound of oxygen and hydrogen.
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Every definite chemical compound always contains the same elements, united in the same proportions by weight, and with the same internal arrangement.
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Binary compound (Chem.). See under Binary. -- Carbon compounds (Chem.). See under Carbon.
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