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compound

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compound

adjective

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made from the joining of two or more parts or elements
  • a compound word

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compound

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2 to put or bring together so as to form a new and longer whole
  • the German language's propensity for compounding words

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The first known use of compound was in the 14th century

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“Compound.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/compound. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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