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Compound may refer to:
- Chemical compounds, combinations of two or more elements
- Compound (enclosure), a cluster of buildings having a shared purpose, usually inside a fence or wall
- Compound (fortification), a version of the above fortified with defensive structures
- Compound bow, a type of bow for archery
- Compound (linguistics), a word that consists of more than one radical element
- Compound (migrant labour), a hostel for migrant workers such as those historically connected with mines in South Africa
- Compound (music), an attribute of an interval or time signature
- Compounding, the mixing of drugs in pharmacy
- Polyhedral compound, a polyhedron composed of multiple polyhedra sharing the same centre of attention
- Committee for Compounding with Delinquents, an English Civil War institution that allowed Parliament to compound the estates of Royalists
Compound may also refer to:
- Compound chocolate, a chocolate substitute
- Compound fracture, complete fractures of bone where at least one fragment has damaged the skin, soft tissue or surrounding body cavity
- Compound interest, unpaid interest that is added to the principal so that subsequent interest is calculated on the grossed amount
- Compound engine, a steam engine in which steam is expanded through a series of two or three cylinders before exhaust.
- Turbo-compound engine, an internal combustion engine where exhaust gases expand through power-turbines
- Compound sentence (linguistics), a type of sentence made up of two or more independent clauses and no subordinate (dependent) clauses
- Compound, a former US automobile make with a unique compound gasoline engine; exhausts of 2 cylinders were expanded in a larger third one.
- The Compound, a 2008 young adult novel by S. A. Bodeen
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