a compound in which oxygen is bonded to one or more electropositive atoms.
Also ox·id [ok-sid] /ˈɒk sɪd/
Origin of oxide
1780–90;Related formsox·id·ic [ok-sid-ik] /ɒkˈsɪd ɪk/, adjective
), blend of oxygène
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British Dictionary definitions for oxide
any compound of oxygen with another element
any organic compound in which an oxygen atom is bound to two alkyl or aryl groups; an ether or epoxide
Word Origin for oxide
C18: from French, from ox (ygène) + (ac) ide; see oxygen, acid
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Word Origin and History for oxide
"compound of oxygen with another element," 1790, from French oxide (1787), coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier from ox(ygène) (see oxygen) + (ac)ide "acid" (see acid).
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A binary compound of an element or radical with oxygen.
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A compound of oxygen and another element or radical. Water (H2O) is an oxide.
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