nitride definition

  • noun:
    • A compound containing nitrogen with another more electropositive factor, like phosphorus or a metal.
    • A compound of nitrogen in which nitrogen has actually an oxidation state of −3.
    • A binary mixture of nitrogen with a more metallic factor or radical.
    • A compound of nitrogen with any element or radical, particularly a compound of nitrogen with phosphorus, boron, silicon, or a metal.
    • a compound containing nitrogen and a more electropositive element (including phosphorus or a metal)

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