from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A compound containing nitrogen with another more electropositive element, such as phosphorus or a metal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A compound of nitrogen where nitrogen has an oxidation state of −3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A binary compound of nitrogen with a more metallic element or radical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compound of nitrogen with any other element or radical, particularly a compound of nitrogen with phosphorus, boron, silicon, or a metal.

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

  • n. a compound containing nitrogen and a more electropositive element (such as phosphorus or a metal)


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