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Compound vs. Molecule

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Compoundnoun

an enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined

Moleculenoun

(chemistry) The smallest particle of a specific element or compound that retains the chemical properties of that element or compound; two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds.

‘Hydrogen chloride is a diatomic molecule, consisting of a hydrogen atom and a chlorine atom.’;

Compoundnoun

a group of buildings situated close together, e.g. for a school or block of offices

Moleculenoun

A tiny amount.

Compoundnoun

Anything made by combining several things.

Moleculenoun

One of the very small invisible particles of which all ordinary matter is supposed to consist.

Compoundnoun

A substance made from any combination elements.

Moleculenoun

The smallest part of any substance which possesses the characteristic properties and qualities of that substance, and which can exist alone in a free state.

Compoundnoun

(chemistry) A substance formed by chemical union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight.

Moleculenoun

A group of atoms so united and combined by chemical affinity that they form a complete, integrated whole, being the smallest portion of any particular compound that can exist in a free state; as, a molecule of water consists of two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Cf. Atom.

Compoundnoun

(linguistics) A lexeme that consists of more than one stem; compound word; for example laptop, formed from lap and top.

Moleculenoun

(physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound

Compoundnoun

(rail) a compound locomotive, a steam locomotive with both high-pressure and low-pressure cylinders.

Moleculenoun

(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

Compoundadjective

composed of elements; not simple

‘a compound word’;

Molecule

A molecule is an electrically neutral group of two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds. Molecules are distinguished from ions by their lack of electrical charge.

Compoundadjective

(math) dealing with numbers of various denominations of quantity, or with processes more complex than the simple process

‘compound addition; compound proportion’;

Compoundadjective

(music) An octave higher than originally (i.e. a compound major second is equivalent to a major ninth).

Compoundverb

(transitive) To form (a resulting mixture) by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts.

‘to compound a medicine’;

Compoundverb

(transitive) To assemble (ingredients) into a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.

Compoundverb

(transitive) To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.

Compoundverb

To settle by agreeing on less than the claim, or on different terms than those stipulated.

‘to compound a debt’;

Compoundverb

(transitive) To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise.

Compoundverb

(intransitive) To come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration.

Compoundverb

To compose; to constitute.

Compoundverb

To increase in value with interest, where the interest is earned on both the principal sum and prior earned interest.

Compoundverb

(transitive) To worsen a situation

Compoundnoun

In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.

Compoundnoun

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.

‘Rare compound of oddity, frolic, and fun.’; ‘When the word "bishopric" was first made, it was made as a compound.’;

Compoundnoun

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.

Compoundverb

To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.

‘Incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort.’;

Compoundverb

To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.

‘We have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture.’;

Compoundverb

To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.

‘Only compound me with forgotten dust.’;

Compoundverb

To compose; to constitute.

‘His pomp and all what state compounds.’;

Compoundverb

To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated; as, to compound a debt.

‘I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife.’;

Compoundverb

To effect a composition; to come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; - usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration.

‘Here's a fellow will help you to-morrow; . . . compound with him by the year.’; ‘They were at last glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower.’; ‘Cornwall compounded to furnish ten oxen after Michaelmas for thirty pounds.’; ‘Compound for sins they are inclined toBy damning those they have no mind to.’;

Compoundadjective

Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word.

‘Compound substances are made up of two or more simple substances.’;

Compoundnoun

(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

Compoundnoun

a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

Compoundnoun

an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)

Compoundverb

make more intense, stronger, or more marked;

‘The efforts were intensified’; ‘Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her’; ‘Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness’; ‘This event only deepened my convictions’;

Compoundverb

put or add together;

‘combine resources’;

Compoundverb

calculate principal and interest

Compoundverb

create by mixing or combining

Compoundverb

combine so as to form a whole; mix;

‘compound the ingredients’;

Compoundadjective

of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes

Compoundadjective

consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts;

‘soap is a compound substance’; ‘housetop is a compound word’; ‘a blackberry is a compound fruit’;

Compoundadjective

composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony;

‘coral is a colonial organism’;

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