Meaning of COMPOUND in English

COMPOUND

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

compound an error (= make it worse )

He refused to listen to our advice, which compounded the error.

compound fracture

compound interest

compound/exacerbate a problem formal (= make it worse )

The country’s economic problems are compounded by its ageing population.

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■ ADJECTIVE

chemical

Their oxygen is kept not as a gas, but as a chemical compound .

Vent water is enriched in reduced chemical compounds , especially hydrogen sulfide.

The inert gases are so called because they do not readily form chemical compounds .

In nature, the elements form stable chemical compounds with each other, usually involving oxygen.

The criminals also sold a chemical compound they claimed the law mandated to make made wheelchair access ramps and floors slip resistant.

About a hundred chemical compounds were continuously measured in the air, soil, and water throughout the whole structure.

Like all chemical compounds , minerals are homogeneous: A mineral can not be separated mechanically into different substances.

inorganic

Some inorganic compounds with covalent characteristics also have chain structures.

Bones and teeth are made from quite simple inorganic compounds which in their normal crystalline and glassy forms are very brittle.

organic

Activated carbon has the ability to remove a wide variety of organic compounds from water and wastewater, even in trace quantities.

Oil, gas, and coal, composed of organic carbon compounds , are found as economic deposits in sedimentary rocks.

Amines are a series of organic compounds related to ammonia.

Paints traditionally were made with volatile organic compounds , which can pollute indoor and outdoor air.

Paints today are getting safer as companies remove volatile organic compounds , but you still need to be careful.

Volatile organic compounds come from a wide variety of sources, both man-made and natural.

Having observed organic compounds in meteorites, these researchers believe the seeds of life may have been carried to earth preformed.

simple

Among numerous negative results he found some quite simple compounds , aldehydes and fatty acids, which stimulated oxygen uptake.

They present convex outlines in plan whether they are simple or compound deltas, composed virtually of a series of sub-deltas.

New routes to simple compounds Chemists are hunting new ways to create basic compounds from simple substances such as synthesis gas.

Table 4.22 gives examples of how valencies can be used to find the formulae of simple compounds .

Thus all simple and all compound or complex subjects are listed.

Bones and teeth are made from quite simple inorganic compounds which in their normal crystalline and glassy forms are very brittle.

First, just as with the previous two categories, a doubt of this kind may well be simple or compound .

If all subjects, simple or compound , are listed in schedules, then the list becomes very long.

volatile

Industrial chemicals such as volatile organochlorine compounds can also find their way into groundwater, with serious implications for its quality.

Paints traditionally were made with volatile organic compounds , which can pollute indoor and outdoor air.

This last disadvantage can have serious cost and technology implications if the number and toxicity of the volatile compounds are high.

Paints today are getting safer as companies remove volatile organic compounds , but you still need to be careful.

■ NOUN

fracture

Case No. 8: 40 year-old woman sustained crushing compound fracture of two fingers in an automobile accident.

Ward suffered a compound fracture of the left leg in Good Friday's derby match at Wigan.

It is so-called because of the compound fracture of the leg which Pott himself suffered as the result of an accident in 1756.

interest

The main problem with the simple yield to maturity, though, is that it does not take into account compound interest .

The discounting calculation is the reverse of the compound interest calculation.

The wolfish landlord used this chance to demand the usurious compound interest of 50% for three years.

palace

She knew the meeting place; the pool in the little park on the south side of the palace compound .

The family also live in the palace compound .

It occurred to him as he walked that he had not seen Taheb since their visit to the palace compound .

By the eighth hour, all the Medjays sent to the palace compound were back.

It was a place for the very rich, indirectly managed by the priesthood, within the walls of the palace compound .

Merymose clearly had orders to ignore any trail that led to the palace compound .

He was some one from the palace compound .

■ VERB

contain

Susceptible people experience flushing and feel unwell when they eat foods containing these compounds .

They tried their idea out on a piece of glass which they dipped into a solution containing their compound .

Yet more than 3,000 strains of bacteria have already been isolated, and may potentially contain useful new compounds .

For the probabilistic syntax system compounds are troublesome since the window may not contain all of the compound.

The work provided the foundation for the vaginal use of gels containing organic mercurial compounds as aids to contraception.

One in every four purchases from your local chemist contains compounds derived from rainforest species.

form

Inert gases such as helium have zero valencies. they do not normally form compounds .

In nature, the elements form stable chemical compounds with each other, usually involving oxygen.

The substrate and enzyme form an intermediate compound which is known as the enzyme-substrate complex.

Rather than build the compound tree from the actual strings that form the compound, the tree is built from the root-indices.

The cyanide forms a compound with the gold which can then be separated from the other wastes.

They have an extraordinary capability to taint food where they form compounds with fats which are detectable in parts per billion.

The inert gases are so called because they do not readily form chemical compounds .

produce

However, there is little sign that it will ever produce compounds on the scale required by the heavy organic chemicals industry.

It has produced a 25 percent compound growth in earnings per share in the last five years.

Free radicals may also play a part in producing organic compounds with metallic properties.

It also has the facility to produce compound reports.

use

After being demolished and outgunned by some indifferent players, he attempted to use the new compounds , but to no avail.

The results can be seen in Appendix C which shows the improved recognition when using information about compounds and phrases.

I was very surprised when, following a phosphate surge in my tapwater, I used a phosphate-removing compound in my filter.

Don't use jointing compound unless recommended Tighten the compression joints using a spanner at either end.

They are left a few millimetres thick and lapped flat or polished, using a lapping compound with paraffin oil lubricant.

There are a number of advantages to be gained from using an index-based compound tree.

Do not use jointing compound on plastic cisterns - it can soften and crack them.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an organic compound

Marines protect the U.S. Embassy compound .

Seal all wall joints with joint compound and tape.

Sulfur dioxide is a compound of sulfur and oxygen.

Sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide are two common chemical compounds.

The soil was tested to make sure that it was free from ammonia or any other nitrogen compound .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A binary compound contains two elements.

Freebase is a compound that can be inhaled or smoked.

It is probably very rare for consciousness to scan every component of a particular compound of limitation.

She knew the meeting place; the pool in the little park on the south side of the palace compound .

The second way was to find a compound which would compete for or block the inactivating enzyme.

The Special Forces adviser compound in Pleiku had showers.

The upshot: A decade later, this compound and some other persistent pesticides were banished.

Then cover the filler wood with a thin layer of joint compound and paper joint-compound tape.

II. verb

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■ NOUN

difficulty

She felt a bit like some one caught in quicksand, whose every turn only succeeded in further compounding the difficulties .

But Brandeis' status as a hybrid of an elite liberal arts college and a small research university compounds its difficulty .

These shortcomings are clearly compounded by the difficulty of creating new titles.

Paradoxically, the relative unimportance of money in Soviet society compounds these difficulties .

To compound the difficulties , the track itself is a figure-of-eight, with a dizzying number of twists and turns.

A serious decline of leadership in local affairs compounds the difficulty .

Although these task demands can be identified, they may interact or compound the difficulty in particular tables.

Their effect was to compound the difficulty the liberal leadership had in bringing pressure for reform to bear upon the regime.

error

A concatenation of events particularly damaging Mrs Thatcher was subsequently compounded by errors of tactics and organisation by those running her campaign.

Kennelly refused to call off the raids, and he was lofty about it, which was compounding his error .

To draw attention to that would compound the woman's error .

Umpiring error all too often merely compounds cricketing error.

fact

His feelings of restlessness were compounded by the fact that his own work seemed to be slipping away from him.

All of these problems were compounded by the fact that few settlers had any experience with irrigation farming-nor were they required to.

Such difficulty is compounded by the fact that Britten wrote the part of Grimes with Peter Pears in mind.

This practical problem is compounded by the fact that we can not clearly see features that are located far from the equator.

The problem is compounded by the fact that the term means different things to different people.

The problems of the low paid are further compounded by the fact that their jobs are also frequently less secure.

Uncertainty and scientific dispute is compounded by the fact that radioactive contamination is different from many other types of pollution.

fear

Documentaries still seek the sensational and thus help to compound the fears of the public about mental handicap hospitals.

Not understanding what the police were saying compounded my fear .

It is a tangle of historic forces, compounded by present-day fear and pride and vexed by world ideological powers.

problem

To compound the problem , drizzle and low cloud was firmly entrenched in the area.

But this time the results have only compounded and exacerbated the problems of the Republican Party.

What is more, the remedy advised is likely to compound the problem .

But in this case, the director of field operations, abetted by other headquarters personnel, compounded the problem .

Prisoners' confinement and lack of contact with the outside world compound their problems .

You risk hugely compounding the problem by getting caught in half-truths.

Land fragmentation, as a result of inheritance laws and social custom, compounds the widespread problem of small farm size.

To compound the problem , a drop in battery power corrupted the software programme which controlled the radio itself.

situation

Once the fish is affected, other pathogens, bacteria as well as protozoal parasites and fungi, will compound the overall situation .

My Great Britain international all-in-one compounded the situation .

Norman Lamont compounded the situation by ruling out an early cut in interest rates.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

John and Val's domestic problems were compounded by stress at work.

My bank compounds interest quarterly.

Scientists are able to compound an increasing number of substances to produce new drugs.

Strong nationalist sentiment is compounding the deep political problems faced by the President.

The country's economic woes were compounded by a seven-year civil war.

The effects of the East Coast snows this year were compounded by severe storms in the spring.

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Brian was lost in booze and drugs, compounded by paranoia and a deep sense of failure.

But in this case, the director of field operations, abetted by other headquarters personnel, compounded the problem.

It is rather as a precaution against compounding one media mistake with another.

Mr Singh's letter compounded this.

Suspicions raised by the Whitewater deal are compounded by two other events.

This is compounded by point 2 to 4 following. 2.

III. adjective

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■ NOUN

interest

But the precise figure would be 10.7 per cent because of the effect of compound interest .

The arithmetic of compound interest is such that delays in making contributions to trust funds tend to be quite costly.

Present-value calculations provide a simple means of quantifying this time value of money by using the reciprocal of the compound interest formula.

The present-value formula may be derived directly from the compound interest formula.

Calculators and Personal Computers Very few people actually use compound interest and present-value tables to solve time value of money problems.

Even relatively inexpensive hand-held calculators solve most compound interest and present-value problems quickly and easily.

As previously indicated, the present-value factors are nothing more than the reciprocal of the compound interest factors introduced earlier.

Trade deficits need to be financed and it is simply impossible to borrow enough to keep up with compound interest .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But the precise figure would be 10.7 per cent because of the effect of compound interest.

First, insects have compound eyes consisting of up to several thousand optical units called ommatidia, each with a single lens.

The present-value formula may be derived directly from the compound interest formula.

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