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nitride

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noun ni·tride \ˈnī-ˌtrīd\

Definition of nitride

  1. :  a binary compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element



Origin of nitride

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1850


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nitride

verb ni·tride

Definition of nitride

ni·trid·edni·trid·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to case-harden (as steel) by causing the surface to absorb nitrogen



1928

First Known Use of nitride

1928


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nitride

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noun ni·tride \ˈnī-ˌtrīd\

Medical Definition of nitride

  1. :  a binary compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element




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