Carbide meaning

kär'bīd'
A binary compound consisting of carbon and a more electropositive element, especially calcium.
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Any of various hard durable materials made of compacted binary compounds of carbon, especially those with silicon, boron, or a heavy metal, used as abrasives and in tools that cut metal.
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A solid compound of an element, usually a metal, with carbon; esp., calcium carbide.
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A chemical compound consisting of carbon and a more electropositive element, such as calcium or tungsten. Many carbides, especially those made of carbon and a metal, are very hard and are used to make cutting tools and abrasives.
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(chemistry) Any binary compound of carbon and a more electropositive element.
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(chemistry) The polyatomic ion C22−, or any of its salts.
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(chemistry) The monatomic ion C4−, or any of its salts.
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(chemistry) A carbon-containing alloy or doping of a metal or semiconductor, such as steel.
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(chemistry) Tungsten carbide.
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(cycling) Trivial name for calcium carbide (CaC2), used to produce acetylene in bicycle lamps in the early 1900s.
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