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[tel-yuh-rahyd, -rid] /ˈtɛl yəˌraɪd, -rɪd/
noun, Chemistry.
a binary compound of tellurium with an electropositive element or group.
Origin of telluride
1840-50; tellur(ium) + -ide Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I spent a few days about telluride riding Cricket up to a number of mines, taking photographs on the way.

  • telluride and Ouray are separated by a mountain that rises four thousand feet above their altitude.

  • Coloradoite is a telluride of mercury, also a new mineral and quite rare.

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  • Most of the mines are from one thousand to three thousand feet above the main supply-points, Ouray, telluride, and Silverton.

    Wild Life on the Rockies Enos A. Mills
  • At telluride, also, the military overpowered the civil authorities.

British Dictionary definitions for telluride


any compound of tellurium, esp one formed between tellurium and a more electropositive element or group
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telluride in Science
A chemical compound of tellurium and another element, including gold and silver. Telluride is found in mineral ores.
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