Compound may refer to:

  • Chemical compounds, combinations of two or more elements
  • Compound (enclosure), a cluster of buildings having a shared purpose, usually inside a fence or wall
  • Compound (fortification), a version of the above fortified with defensive structures
  • Compound bow, a type of bow for archery
  • Compound (linguistics), a word that consists of more than one radical element
  • Compound (migrant labour), a hostel for migrant workers such as those historically connected with mines in South Africa
  • Compound (music), an attribute of an interval or time signature
  • Compounding, the mixing of drugs in pharmacy
  • Polyhedral compound, a polyhedron composed of multiple polyhedra sharing the same centre of attention

Compound may also refer to:

  • 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 engine, a steam engine in which steam is expanded through a series of two or three cylinders before exhaust.
  • Turbo-compound engine, an internal combustion engine where exhaust gases expand through power-turbines
  • Compound sentence (linguistics), a type of sentence made up of two or more independent clauses and no subordinate (dependent) clauses
  • Compound, a former US automobile make with a unique compound gasoline engine; exhausts of 2 cylinders were expanded in a larger third one.

Other articles related to "compound":

Bridging Ligand - Examples
... Compound Formula Description {(Fe(III)(OH2)4)2(µ-OH)2}4+ In this example hydroxide plays the role of a μ2 bridging ligand ... Notice in the name of the compound μ2 has been simplified to μ ... B2H6 This classic borane compound, diborane features two μ2 bridging hydrides ...
Sulfamic Acid
... amidosulfuric acid, aminosulfonic acid, and sulfamidic acid, is a molecular compound with the formula H3NSO3 ... This colorless, water-soluble compound finds many applications ... Sulfamic acid (H3NSO3) may be considered an intermediate compound between sulfuric acid (H2SO4), and sulfamide (H4N2SO2), effectively - though see below - replacing an -OH group with an -NH2 group at each step ...
Traverse (surveying) - Types - Compound
... A compound traverse is where an open traverse is linked at its ends to an existing traverse to form a closed traverse ...
Russian Compound
... The Russian Compound (Hebrew מִגְרַשׁ הָרוּסִים, Migraš ha-Rusim, Arabic المسكوبية‎, al-Muskubīya) is one of the oldest ... The compound covers 68 dunams (68,000 m² or roughly 17 acres) between Jaffa Road, Shivtei Israel Street, and Street of the Prophets ...

Famous quotes containing the word compound:

    We are all aware that speech, like chemistry, has a structure. There is a limited set of elements—vowels and consonants—and these are combined to produce words which, in turn, compound into sentences.
    Roger Brown (b. 1925)

    Rammed me in with foul shirts and smocks, socks, foul stockings, greasy napkins, that, Master Brook, there was the rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Work is a responsibility most adults assume, a burden at times, a complication, but also a challenge that, like children, requires enormous energy and that holds the potential for qualitative, as well as quantitative, rewards. Isn’t this the only constructive perspective for women who have no choice but to work? And isn’t it a more healthy attitude for women writhing with guilt because they choose to compound the challenges of motherhood with work they enjoy?
    Melinda M. Marshall (20th century)