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meanings of carbide


  1. The monatomic ion C^4−, or any of its salts.
  2. Any binary compound of carbon and a more electropositive element.
  3. Trivial name for calcium carbide (CaC2), used to produce acetylene in bicycle lamps in the early 1900s.
  4. The polyatomic ion C2^2−, or any of its salts.
  5. A carbon-containing alloy or doping of a metal or semiconductor, such as steel.
  6. Tungsten carbide.