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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various compounds of a tetravalent nonmetallic element with a more electropositive element or radical.

Usage examples (31)
  • According to Caro the silicon may be present both as hydrogen silicide and as silicon "compounds."
  • Fuel is uranium aluminium silicide with enrichment levels of up to 20%, giving up to 4-year refuelling intervals.
  • Practically speaking, all the foregoing remarks made about phosphine apply equally to hydrogen silicide: it burns to solid silicon oxide
  • Ferrosilicon is a silicide of iron alloyed with an excess of iron, which finds extensive use in the manufacture of certain kinds of steel. for more
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