Definition of IDE

 (Entry 1 of 2)

integrated drive electronics
variants: or less commonly -id

Definition of -ide (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : binary chemical compound added to the contracted name of the nonmetallic or more electronegative element hydrogen sulfide or group cyanide
2 : chemical compound derived from or related to another (usually specified) compound anhydride glucoside

History and Etymology for IDE

Noun suffix

German & French; German -id, from French -ide (as in oxide)

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“IDE.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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noun suffix

English Language Learners Definition of -ide

: a chemical made up of two or more elements


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