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  • In chemistry, a compound (chemical compound) is a chemical combination of two or more elements. See list of compounds.
  • In linguistic morphology, a compound is a word that consists of more than one radical element, for example summertime. See also compound verb, compound noun and adjective. This is not to be confused with a complex phrase.
  • In botany, compound is a quality of leaves. Leaves that are compound are in an array of small, symmetrically-arranged leaflets on each stem. In contrast, a plant with simple leaves has one leaf per stem.
  • In economics, compound (Compound Annual Growth Rate or CAGR) is the year over year growth rate of an investment over a given number of years.
  • In music, a compound is an attribute to an inteval . An interval that is compound is an interval which exceeds or is wider than one octave. In contrast, a simple interval lies within one octave.
  • In steam locomotive engineering, compound is the command for steam to pass through two sets of cylinders. Ie, compounding steam passes through two sets of cylinders. Compound is also an attribute to steam locomotives. A Locomotive that is compound has steam that passes through two sets of cylinders. In contrast, a simple locomotive has steam that passes through one cylinder.

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