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    component - Dictionary definition and meaning for word component

    Definition
    (noun) an abstract part of something
    Example Sentence
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
    Definition
    (noun) something determined in relation to something that includes it
    Example Sentence
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
    Definition
    (noun) an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    Synonyms : constituent , element
    Example Sentence
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system
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