sulphide


sulphide
/ˈsʌlfaɪd/ (say 'sulfuyd)

noun
a compound formed of sulphur and another chemical element or radical, usually one more electropositive than sulphur.
Also, sulfide. –sulphidic /sʌlˈfɪdɪk/ (say sul'fidik), adjective
Usage: Traditionally sulphide has been the British spelling and sulfide the American one. In technical and scientific writing sulfide is now standard throughout the world, although the sulphide spelling is still dominant in Australia.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sulphide — Sul phide, n. (Chem.) A binary compound of sulphur, or one so regarded; formerly called {sulphuret}. [1913 Webster] {Double sulphide} (Chem.), a compound of two sulphides. {Hydrogen sulphide}. (Chem.) See under {Hydrogen}. {Metallic sulphide}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sulphide — (US sulfide) ► NOUN Chemistry ▪ a compound of sulphur with another element or group …   English terms dictionary

  • sulphide — [[t]sʌ̱lfaɪd[/t]] sulphides N MASS: oft n N A sulphide is a compound of sulphur with some other chemical elements. ...hydrogen sulphide. (in AM, use sulfide) …   English dictionary

  • sulphide — UK [ˈsʌlfaɪd] / US [ˈsʌlˌfaɪd] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms sulphide : singular sulphide plural sulphides chemistry a mixture of sulphur and another chemical element …   English dictionary

  • sulphide — sul·phide || sÊŒlfaɪd n. compound of sulphur and another element or radical (Chemistry) adj. containing sulphide (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sulphide — chiefly British variant of sulfide …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sulphide — sul|phide BrE sulfide AmE [ˈsʌlfaıd] n [U and C] a mixture of sulphur with another substance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sulphide — [ sʌlfʌɪd] (US sulfide) noun Chemistry a compound of sulphur with another element or group …   English new terms dictionary

  • sulphide — BrE, sulfide AmE noun (C, U) a mixture of sulphur with another substance …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sulphide — n. (US sulfide) Chem. a binary compound of sulphur …   Useful english dictionary