Oxide meaning

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Divalent anionic oxygen, or a compound of oxygen, especially a binary compound of oxygen with a more electropositive element.
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A binary compound of oxygen with some other element or with a radical.
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A compound of oxygen and another element or radical. Water (H2 O) is an oxide.
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(chemistry) A binary chemical compound of oxygen with another chemical element.
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Origin of oxide

  • French ox(ygène) oxygen oxygen (ac)ide acid (from Latin acidus tart, acid acid)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Archaic French oxide (now oxyde), from a blend of ox(ygene) and (ac)ide, coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier.

    From Wiktionary