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coordination compound

A chemical compound containing a complex ion. Also called coordination complex.

coordination compound

(Chemistry) another name for complex8


(adj., v. kəmˈplɛks, ˈkɒm plɛks; n. ˈkɒm plɛks)

1. composed of many interconnected parts; compound; composite: a complex system.
2. characterized by a complicated or involved arrangement of parts, units, etc.: complex machinery.
3. so complicated or intricate as to be hard to understand or deal with: a complex problem.
4. (of a word) consisting of two or more parts, at least one of which is a bound form, as childish, which consists of the word child and the bound form -ish.
5. pertaining to or using complex numbers: complex methods; complex vector space.
6. an often intricate or complicated association or assemblage of related things, parts, units, etc., forming a whole: an apartment complex.
7. a cluster of interrelated, emotion-charged ideas, desires, and impulses that may be wholly or partly suppressed but influence attitudes, associations, and behavior.
8. an obsessive notion or concern.
9. Also called coordination compound. a chemical compound in which independently existing molecules or ions of a nonmetal form coordinate bonds with a metal atom or ion.Compare ligand (def. 2).
10. an entity composed of molecules in which the constituents maintain much of their chemical identity: receptor-hormone complex.
11. Chem. to form a complex with.
12. Chem. to form a complex.
[1645–55; (adj.) < Latin complexus, past participle of complectī, complectere to embrace, encompass, include]
com•plex′ly, adv.
com•plex′ness, n.
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Noun1.coordination compound - a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
hydrochloride - a complex consisting of an organic base in association with hydrogen chloride
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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