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Definition: compound interest
n : interest calculated on both the principal and the accrued
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Definition: Compound interest
, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See
, v. t.]
Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts;
produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or
things; composite; as, a compound word.
Compound substances are made up of two or more simple
substances. --I. Watts.
(Arith.), the addition, subtraction, etc., of
(Crystallog.), a twin crystal, or one
seeming to be made up of two or more crystals combined
according to regular laws of composition.
(Mech.), a form of steam engine in which
the steam that has been used in a high-pressure cylinder
is made to do further service in a larger low-pressure
cylinder, sometimes in several larger cylinders,
. (Chem.) See under Ether
(Bot.), a flower head resembling a single
flower, but really composed of several florets inclosed in
a common calyxlike involucre, as the sunflower or
. (Math.) See Fraction
. See Fracture
, a householder who compounds or
arranges with his landlord that his rates shall be
included in his rents. [Eng.]
. See Interest
. (Law) See Larceny
(Bot.), a leaf having two or more separate
blades or leaflets on a common leafstalk.
. See Microscope
. See Motion
(Math.), one constructed according to a
varying scale of denomination; as, 3 cwt., 1 qr., 5 lb.;
-- called also denominate number
(Arch.), a clustered column.
(Alg.), a quantity composed of two or
more simple quantities or terms, connected by the sign +
(plus) or - (minus). Thus, a + b - c, and bb - b, are
. (Chem.) See Radical
(Math.), the product of two or more ratios;
thus ab:cd is a ratio compounded of the simple ratios a:c
(Mech.), the tool carriage of an engine
(Mech.), a screw having on the same axis two
or more screws with different pitch (a differential
screw), or running in different directions (a right and
(Mus.), that in which two or more simple
measures are combined in one; as, 6-8 time is the joining
of two measures of 3-8 time.
, a word composed of two or more words;
specifically, two or more words joined together by a
, n. [OF. interest, F. int['e]r[^e]t, fr.
L. interest it interests, is of interest, fr. interesse to be
between, to be difference, to be importance; inter between +
esse to be; cf. LL. interesse usury. See Essence
1. Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful,
accompanying special attention to some object; concern; a
desire to learn more about a topic or engage often in an
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Note: Interest expresses mental excitement of various kinds
and degrees. It may be intellectual, or sympathetic and
emotional, or merely personal; as, an interest in
philosophical research; an interest in human suffering;
the interest which an avaricious man takes in money
So much interest have I in thy sorrow. --Shak.
2. (Finance, Commerce) Participation in advantage, profit,
and responsibility; share; portion; part; as, an interest
in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the
3. Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a
selfish benefit; profit; benefit.
Divisions hinder the common interest and public
good. --Sir W.
When interest calls of all her sneaking train.
4. (Finance) A fee paid for the use of money; a fee paid for
a loan; -- usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest
at five per cent per annum on ten thousand dollars.
They have told their money, and let out
Their coin upon large interest. --Shak.
5. Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent
for what is given or rendered.
You shall have your desires with interest. --Shak.
6. The persons interested in any particular business or
measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the
, interest, not only on the original
principal, but also on unpaid interest from the time it
, interest on the principal sum without
interest on overdue interest.