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meth·ane

 (mĕth′ān′)
n.
An odorless, colorless, flammable gas, CH4, the major constituent of natural gas, that is used as a fuel and is an important source of hydrogen and a wide variety of organic compounds.
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methane

(ˈmiːθeɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless odourless flammable gas, the simplest alkane and the main constituent of natural gas: used as a fuel. Formula: CH4. See also marsh gas, firedamp
[C19: from meth(yl) + -ane]
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meth•ane

(ˈmɛθ eɪn; Brit. ˈmi θeɪn)

n.
a colorless, odorless, flammable gas, CH4, the main constituent of marsh gas and the firedamp of coal mines, obtained commercially from natural gas: the first member of the alkane series of hydrocarbons.
[1865–70]
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meth·ane

(mĕth′ān′)
A colorless, odorless, flammable gas that is the simplest of the hydrocarbons, having the formula CH4. It is the major constituent of natural gas and is released during the decomposition of plant or other organic compounds, as in marshes and coal mines.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.methane - a colorless odorless gas used as a fuelmethane - a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
marsh gas - methane gas produced when vegetation decomposes in water
alkane, alkane series, methane series, paraffin series, paraffin - a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
natural gas, gas - a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
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methane

[ˈmiːθeɪn] Nmetano m
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methane

[ˈmiːθeɪn] nméthane m
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methane

nMethan nt
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methane

[ˈmiːθeɪn] nmetano
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methane

n metano
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Roedd pwll Universal yn cynhyrchu glo ar gyfer peiriannau stem neu ager, yn bennaf, ac roedd ynddo lawer o losgnwy (methan ac ocsigen gan fwyaf), nwy frwydrol iawn.
Ond, os methan nhw, mi fydd y cyw cog yn taflu'r wyau eraill o'r nyth ac wedyn, ar ei liwt ei hun, yn hedfan miloedd o filltiroedd i'r union fan yn Affrica lle daeth ei rieni.
Diethyl ether (combination with dichloro methan or n- hexane)###80 +- 0.89; 1.112###83 +- 1.11; 1.337###75 +- 1.02; 1.360
RAJANPUR -- A labourer died of suffocation while two others fell unconscious after gas filled in their room of a local hotel located in tehsil Kot Methan.
With the above information in mind, interestingly for me, Thaddeus Metz's, grasp of ubuntu (notably in his articles Toward an Afrikan Moral Theory (283) and another which he co-authored titled The Afrikan ethic of Ubuntu/Botho: implication for research on morality (284) had so much more appeal to methan Broodryk's expressed views, in his article titled Ubuntu African Life Coping Skills, Theory and Practice (285).
CO2, Methan, Nitrous oxide and a few others, we have broken once again absolute records of that".
Pergam is offering the Laser Methan Copter (LMC) sensor.
* Note: concentration for ethylene was obtained from the Air Liquide standard Amount spiked 100 [micro]L in 10 mL Methan 0.6577 Ethylene * 0.1173 Ethane 0.1245 Propane 0.1826 N-Butane 0.2383 Isopentane 0.2988 N-Pentane 0.2988