Definition of ELEMENT

noun : ELEMENT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an abstract part of something; "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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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 ;

  • 4. (

    ) the most favorable environment for a plant or animal; "water is the element of fishes" ;

  • 5. (

    ) one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe; "the alchemists believed that there were four elements" ;

  • 6. (

    ) the situation in which you are happiest and most effective; "in your element" ;

  • 7. (

    ) a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone ;


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