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Definition of "nitride" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nitride" in a sentence
  • "Using a technique called oblique angle deposition, the researchers deposited silica nanorods at an angle of precisely 45 degrees on top of a thin film of aluminum nitride, which is a semiconducting material used in advanced light-emitting diodes (LEDs)."
  • "The sensors work by joining different reactive substances with the semiconductor gallium nitride, which is commonly used in amplifiers in cell phones, power grid transmission equipment, etc.,"
  • "None are visible with the pure gallium nitride approach."