nitride

noun
ni·​tride | \ ˈnī-ˌtrīd How to pronounce nitride (audio) \

Definition of nitride

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a binary compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element

nitride

verb
nitrided; nitriding

Definition of nitride (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to case-harden (a material, such as steel) by causing the surface to absorb nitrogen

Examples of nitride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Many of the most tangible things made possible by gallium nitride, also known as GaN, are happening in power electronics. Christopher Mims, WSJ, 17 July 2021 Razer announced two more products alongside the Blade 14: the $800 Razer Raptor 27, a 27-inch 165Hz 1440p monitor with THX certification, and the $180 Razer USB-C GaN Charger, a four-port 130 watt gallium-nitride charger. Alaina Yee, PCWorld, 14 June 2021 There are also options like nitride finishing, and brand-name processes like DuraCoat, and Perma-Cote. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, 11 Jan. 2021 Gallium nitride is a material used in an advanced type of chip that allows NXP's power amplifiers, transistors and other components, installed atop those increasingly ubiquitous cellphone towers, to handle more cellphone transmissions more quickly. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 23 Oct. 2020 Gallium nitride, for example, emits blue light, whereas gallium arsenide emits red. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 2 Nov. 2020 NXP Semiconductors this week received a green light to start shipping its first components from an advanced Gallium nitride factory in Chandler. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 23 Oct. 2020 The facility, in northeast Chandler, employs about 1,500 people, including about 250 focused on the new gallium nitride components. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 23 Oct. 2020 Instead of the typical silicon, gallium nitride is 40% more energy efficient and doesn’t generate as much heat when in use, said Gene Sheridan, chief executive of Navitas Semiconductor, which makes the key component for most GaN chargers. Joanna Stern, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of nitride

Noun

1850, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nitride

Noun

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The first known use of nitride was in 1850

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“Nitride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitride. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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nitride

noun
ni·​tride | \ ˈnī-ˌtrīd How to pronounce nitride (audio) \

Medical Definition of nitride

: a binary compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element

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