nitride

[ nahy-trahyd, -trid ]
/ ˈnaɪ traɪd, -trɪd /
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noun Chemistry.

a compound, containing two elements only, of which the more electronegative one is nitrogen.

Nearby words

  1. nitric,
  2. nitric acid,
  3. nitric bacteria,
  4. nitric oxide,
  5. nitridation,
  6. nitriding,
  7. nitriding steel,
  8. nitrification,
  9. nitrifier,
  10. nitrify

Origin of nitride

1840–50; nitr- + -ide

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British Dictionary definitions for nitride

nitride

/ (ˈnaɪtraɪd) /

noun

a compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element, for example magnesium nitride, Mg 3 N 2
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Medicine definitions for nitride

nitride

[ nītrīd′ ]

n.

A compound containing nitrogen with another more electropositive element, such as phosphorus or a metal.

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