Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Univalent halogen, or a compound of a halogen, especially a binary compound of a halogen with a more electropositive element.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In chem., having a constitution similar to that of common salt; haloid: thus, potassium iodide is a halide salt analogous to sodium chlorid or common salt.

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  • noun chemistry A salt of any halogen acid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a salt of any halogen acid

Etymologies

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See halogen.

Examples

  • "There's this huge metal halide security light that blasts light onto the rooftop from above the Con Edison parking lot," he said.

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  • Two semesters of organic chemistry later, I decided that medicine is best left to those that don't mix up alkyl halide reactions.

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  • To an ancient this weary night would occupy the full spectrum of darkness to brilliance, the textural darkness of night without the neon and metal halide and sodium vapor lamps, darkness matting the heavens like molten tar, all things immediate and compelling in the sense that they could be compelled out of the world, owing to will and consciousness, not to desire and effort.

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  • The mixture of ceramic metal halide, compact fluorescent and low-voltage bulbs is more flattering, Ms. Dorfman says.

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  • Two semesters of organic chemistry later, I decided that medicine is best left to those that don't mix up alkyl halide reactions.

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  • Fujifilm Holdings Corp. raised prices 10% on its silver-halide photographic paper and print materials in the U.S.

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  • Like him, they made pictures on strips of plastic coated with light-sensitive silver halide salts.

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  • It consisted of a laboratory filled with 16 tanks where coral of various shapes and colors grew under bright metal halide lamps.

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  • Physiological and biochemical controls over methyl halide emissions from rice plants, K.R. Redeker, S.L. Manley, M. Walser, and R.J. Cicerone, Global Biogeochem.

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  • Annual intrinsic methyl halide production by coastal salt marsh plants: global contributions revisited, S.L. Manley, N. - Y. Wang, M.L. Walser, and R.J. Cicerone, Global Biogeochem.

    Contributor: Maggie L. Walser

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