hydride

noun
hy·​dride | \ ˈhī-ˌdrīd How to pronounce hydride (audio) \

Definition of hydride

: a compound of hydrogen with a more electropositive element or group

Examples of hydride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This work reflects what would happen to most rechargeable batteries, such as lithium-ion, nickel-metal-hydride, or lead-acid, for example. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 13 May 2022 Like a generation of Toyota hybrids before it, the Sienna relies on a modest nickel-metal hydride battery, this one secreted under the front seats. Dan Neil, WSJ, 3 Feb. 2022 While Ford stashes a 1.5-kWh lithium-ion battery under the bed, Toyota uses an approximately 1.5-kWh nickel-metal hydride battery mounted under the rear seat, presumably impacting interior storage space to some degree. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 20 Sep. 2021 The scoop is mostly for looks; the Rally retains the Prius's air-conditioning system to keep the pilot and navigator comfortable and also the 1.3-kWh nickel-metal hydride battery pack cool and happy. David Beard, Car and Driver, 27 May 2021 Ardica Technology has worked with the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command to develop a fuel cell that leverages hydrogen stored in an aluminum-hydride matrix, commonly referred to as alane. Vikram Mittal, Forbes, 2 June 2021 Energizer offers batteries using lithium, alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel metal hydride, zinc air, and silver oxide technologies. Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Pollard’s post is correct that lithium-ion batteries, nickel-metal hydride batteries, lead-acid batteries and ultracapacitors are the main types of rechargeable batteries used in electric vehicles. Abby Patkin, USA TODAY, 7 Nov. 2020 To keep the van's cargo area low and flat, Toyota placed the 1.9-kWh nickel-metal-hydride battery underneath the front seats. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 28 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of hydride

1869, in the meaning defined above

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26 May 2022

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“Hydride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydride. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for hydride

hydride

noun
hy·​dride | \ ˈhī-ˌdrīd How to pronounce hydride (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydride

: a compound of hydrogen with a more electropositive element or group

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