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Post time 2009-2-2 00:29:51 |Display all floors
The word "compound" does not necessarily require more than one factor to make sense.

A very common usage of the word "compound" in financial sense is on describing interest. "Compound interest" means interest being accrued at an accelerated rate by multiplying itself exponentially. e.g .... interest is being compounded on an annual basis at the rate of 5% per annum.

It would therefore appear that the word "compounded" in the sentence "This loss in confidence that began with the credit and financial crisis was compounded by the end of last year ......." simply means the loss in confidence got worse drastically by the end of the year.


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Post time 2009-2-2 01:04:14 |Display all floors
Originally posted by hwgr01 at 2009-2-2 00:29
The word "compound" does not necessarily require more than one factor to make sense.

A very common usage of the word "compound" in financial sense is on describing interest.  ...


This is slightly different usage. In "compound interest", compound is an adjective. In "interest compounds monthly", "compounds" is an intransitive verb rather than a transitive verb, and it refers to the fact that the principal, together with the interest earned before, together earns interest.

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Post time 2009-2-2 01:22:45 |Display all floors
The plague that started with chicken flue was compounded by the heat in the summer of 2000.

我想我明白lateblue的意思。

以上句为例,瘟疫是由禽流感造成的,但夏天的酷热也加剧了疫情。

既然要加重,原来必然有个标准,然后在那个标准的基础上加重。

[ Last edited by littleboat at 2009-2-2 02:09 PM ]

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Post time 2009-2-2 09:55:47 |Display all floors
The phrase ".... the problem compounds itself ..... " is not uncommonly seen.

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