Jump to content


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Compound may refer to:

Architecture and built environments[edit]

Government and law[edit]


Science, technology, and mathematics[edit]

Biology and medicine[edit]

  • Compounding, the mixing of drugs in pharmacy
  • Compound fracture, a complete fractures of bone where at least one fragment has damaged the skin, soft tissue or surrounding body cavity
  • Compound leaf, a type of leaf being divided into smaller leaflets

Chemistry and materials science[edit]

Vehicles and engines[edit]

  • 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
  • Compounding pressure, a method in which pressure in a steam turbine is made to drop in a number of stages

Other uses in science, technology, and mathematics[edit]

Other uses[edit]

Common names[edit]

Proper names[edit]

See also[edit]