ha·​lide | \ ˈha-ˌlīd How to pronounce halide (audio) , ˈhā- How to pronounce halide (audio) \

Definition of halide

: a binary compound of a halogen with a more electropositive element or radical

Examples of halide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Better yet, the ski resort replaced its old metal halide lights with LED lights this season, which means better lighting and less energy consumption. oregonlive, 28 Jan. 2022 The resort has updated their metal halide lights with LED lights, which serves the dual purpose of reducing energy consumption and providing better lighting for night skiing. oregonlive, 27 Nov. 2021 The metal halide bulbs sat on top of the building and illuminated the 45-foot tall semi circle crown. Samantha Hoanglong, Star Tribune, 30 July 2021 They eventually were replaced by sodium-vapor and metal-halide lamps that produced less tint. Motormouth Bob Weber, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 Energized Community Grant to fund the program that will eventually convert 3,357 streetlights from older metal halide or low-pressure sodium to energy-efficient LED technology. John Benson, cleveland, 22 Apr. 2021 While there was a brief consideration of putting in LED lighting, it was decided the metal halide system was the most cost-effective. John Benson, cleveland, 17 Mar. 2021 Black-and-white photographic film is made up of light sensitive silver halide suspended in gelatin. Popular Science, 11 Nov. 2020 The ingredients of these metal-halide perovskites are, moreover, abundant and inexpensive. The Economist, 23 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of halide

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Halide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halide. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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ha·​lide | \ ˈhal-ˌīd How to pronounce halide (audio) , ˈhā-ˌlīd How to pronounce halide (audio) \

Medical Definition of halide

: a binary compound of a halogen with a more electropositive element or radical

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