Definitions for element

Definitions for (noun) element

Main entry: component, element, constituent

Definition: 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

Usage: spare components for cars; a component or constituent element of a system

Main entry: ingredient, constituent, component, element, factor

Definition: an abstract part of something

Usage: 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

Main entry: element

Definition: the most favorable environment for a plant or animal

Usage: water is the element of fishes

Main entry: element

Definition: a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone

Main entry: element

Definition: the situation in which you are happiest and most effective

Usage: in your element

Main entry: element, chemical element

Definition: 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

Main entry: element

Definition: one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe

Usage: the alchemists believed that there were four elements

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