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    element - Dictionary definition and meaning for word element

    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) 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 : component , constituent
    Example Sentence
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system
    Definition
    (noun) any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
    Synonyms : chemical element
    Definition
    (noun) the most favorable environment for a plant or animal
    Example Sentence
    • water is the element of fishes
    Definition
    (noun) one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe
    Example Sentence
    • the alchemists believed that there were four elements
    Definition
    (noun) the situation in which you are happiest and most effective
    Example Sentence
    • in your element
    Definition
    (noun) a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone
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