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nitride

[nahy-trahyd, -trid] /ˈnaɪ traɪd, -trɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a compound, containing two elements only, of which the more electronegative one is nitrogen.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; nitr- + -ide
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  • Now all gallium nitride researchers use my technique for p-type gallium nitride.
  • They used a method that mixes small amounts of silicon with silicon dioxide, silicon carbide, or silicon nitride.
  • Manganese nitride is a substance with some interesting electrical and magnetic properties.
British Dictionary definitions for nitride

nitride

/ˈnaɪtraɪd/
noun
1.
a compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element, for example magnesium nitride, Mg3N2
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nitride in Medicine

nitride ni·tride (nī'trīd')
n.
A compound containing nitrogen with another more electropositive element, such as phosphorus or a metal.

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