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 elementhydrogen sulfide or groupcyanide
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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ides. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of -ide

chemistry : a chemical made up of two or more elements

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