halide

noun
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 Black-and-white photographic film is made up of light sensitive silver halide suspended in gelatin. Popular Science, "What really happened during the ‘Kentucky meat shower’?," 11 Nov. 2020 The ingredients of these metal-halide perovskites are, moreover, abundant and inexpensive. The Economist, "Solar’s new power New solar cells extract more energy from sunshine," 23 May 2020 Auburn’s Board of Trustees on Friday approved the replacement of Jordan-Hare Stadium’s field lighting, replacing the existing metal halide system with new LED fixtures. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "Jordan-Hare Stadium to get new LED lighting system," 22 Nov. 2019 The new lighting system is a necessary upgrade to Jordan-Hare Stadium, as the current metal halide field lighting system has exceeded its life expectancy and the requisite bulbs for the system are no longer being manufactured. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "Jordan-Hare Stadium to get new LED lighting system," 22 Nov. 2019 Each of these 3-foot-square fixtures contains a 2,000-watt metal-halide bulb pointed inward at reflectors. Ben Paynter, WIRED, "Lighting F1 Racing’s First Twilight Run," 1 Nov. 2011

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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 27 Feb. 2021.

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halide

noun
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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