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  • (chemistry) Any binary compound of carbon and a more electropositive element
  • (chemistry) The polyatomic ion C22-, or any of its salts.
  • (chemistry) The monatomic ion C4-, or any of its salts.
  • (chemistry) A carbon-containing alloy or doping of a metal or semiconductor, such as steel.
  • (chemistry) Tungsten carbide.
  • (cycling) trivial name for calcium carbide (CaC2), used to produce acetylene in bicycle lamps in the early 1900s.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Car"bide (?), n. [Carbon + -ide.] (Chem.) A binary compound of carbon with some other element or radical, in which the carbon plays the part of a negative; -- formerly termed carburet.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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