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

  • noun Trivalent nitrogen, or a compound of nitrogen, especially a binary compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A binary compound of nitrogen with a more metallic element or radical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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