compound

compound
compound1 [käm pound′, käm′pound΄; kəm pound′; ] for adj.usually & for n.always [, käm′pound΄]
vt.
[ME compounen < OFr compon(d)re, to arrange, direct < L componere, to put together: see COMPOSITE]
1. to mix or combine
2. to make by combining parts or elements
3. to settle by mutual agreement; specif., to settle (a debt) by a compromise payment of less than the total claim
4. to compute (interest) on the sum of the principal and the accumulated interest which has accrued at regular intervals [interest compounded semiannually]
5. to increase or intensify by adding new elements [to compound a problem]
vi.
1. to agree
2. to compromise with a creditor
3. to combine and form a compound
adj.
made of two or more separate parts or elements
n.
1. a thing formed by the mixture or combination of two or more parts or elements
2. a substance containing two or more elements chemically combined in fixed proportions: distinguished from MIXTURE in that the constituents of a compound lose their individual characteristics and the compound has new characteristics
3. a word composed of two or more base morphemes, whether hyphenated or not: English compounds are usually distinguished from phrases by reduced stress on one of the elements and by changes in meaning (Ex.: black ʹ bird ′, black ʹ bird ʹ; grand ʹ- aunt ′, grand ʹ aunt ʹ)
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compound a felony or compound a crime [< COMPOUND1 vt. 3]
to agree, for a bribe or repayment, not to inform about or prosecute for a felony (or crime): it is an illegal act
compound2 [käm′pound΄]
n.
[Anglo-Ind < Malay kampong, enclosure]
1. KAMPONG
2. an enclosed space with a building or group of buildings within it

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