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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Oxide  \Ox"ide\,  n.  [F.  oxyg[`e]ne  oxygen  +  acide  acid:  cf  F. 
  oxyde.  The  French  word  was  correctly  spelt  oxide,  till  about 
  the  year  1840,  when  in  ignorance  or  forgetfulness  of  the 
  true  history  and  composition  of  the  word  the  orthography  was 
  change  to  make  it  represent  the  [upsilon]  of  Gr  'oxy`s,  from 
  which  it  was  supposed  to  be  directly  derived.]  (Chem.) 
  A  binary  compound  of  oxygen  with  an  atom  or  radical,  or  a 
  compound  which  is  regarded  as  binary;  as  iron  oxide,  ethyl 
  oxide,  nitrogen  oxide,  etc 
  Note:  In  the  chemical  nomenclature  adopted  by  Guyton  de 
  Morveau  Lavoisier,and  their  associates,  the  term 
  oxides  was  made  to  include  all  compounds  of  oxygen 
  which  had  no  acid  (F.  acide)  properties,  as  contrasted 
  with  the  acids,  all  of  which  were  at  that  time  supposed 
  to  contain  oxygen.  The  orthography  oxyde,  oxyd,  etc., 
  was  afterwards  introduced  in  ignorance  or  disregard  of 
  the  true  etymology,  but  these  forms  are  now  obsolete  in 
  English.  The  spelling  oxid  is  not  common. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  any  compound  of  oxygen  with  another  element  or  a  radical 

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