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Encyclopedia > Compounds
  • A compound is an area of land that is surrounded by fences, walls, or barbed wire and is used for a particular purpose, especially an area containing buildings and where the entry and exit of people is controlled.
  • In chemistry, a compound (chemical compound) is a chemical combination of two or more elements. See list of compounds.
  • In linguistic morphology, a compound is a word that consists of more than one radical element, for example summertime. See also compound verb, compound noun and adjective. This is not to be confused with a complex phrase.
  • In botany, compound is a quality of leaves. Leaves that are compound are in an array of small, symmetrically-arranged leaflets on each stem. In contrast, a plant with simple leaves has one leaf per stem.
  • In economics, compound (Compound Annual Growth Rate or CAGR) is the year over year growth rate of an investment over a given number of years.
  • In music, a compound is an attribute to an interval. An interval that is compound is an interval which exceeds or is wider than one octave. In contrast, a simple interval lies within one octave.
  • In steam locomotive engineering, a compound locomotive has steam that is passed that has already passed through one cylinder is then passed through another; i.e. the cylinders are in "series" as opposed to the normal arrangement of a simple locomotive in which the cylinders are in parallel.

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Compound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (415 words)
A compound is an area of land that is surrounded by fences, walls, or barbed wire and is used for a particular purpose, especially an area containing buildings and where the entry and exit of people is controlled.
An interval that is compound is an interval which exceeds or is wider than one octave, whereas a simple interval lies within one octave.
In geometry, a polyhedral compound is a polyhedron which is itself composed of several other polyhedra sharing a common centre, the three-dimensional analogs of polygonal compounds.
COMPOUND - Definition (878 words)
{Compound engine} (Mech.), a form of steam engine in which the steam that has been used in a high-pressure cylinder is made to do further service in a larger low-pressure cylinder, sometimes in several larger cylinders, successively.
{Compound householder}, a householder who compounds or arranges with his landlord that his rates shall be included in his rents.
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.
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