Synonyms for element

Synonyms for (noun) element

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: part, portion

Definition: something less than the whole of a human artifact

Usage: the rear part of the house; glue the two parts together


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: part, section, division

Definition: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

Usage: the written part of the exam; the finance section of the company; the BBC's engineering division


Synonyms: element

Definition: the most favorable environment for a plant or animal

Usage: water is the element of fishes

Similar words: environment, environs, surround, surroundings

Definition: the area in which something exists or lives

Usage: the country--the flat agricultural surround


Synonyms: element

Definition: a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone

Similar words: straight line

Definition: a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature

Usage: the shortest distance between two points is a straight line


Synonyms: element

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

Usage: in your element

Similar words: situation, state of affairs

Definition: the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

Usage: the present international situation is dangerous; wondered how such a state of affairs had come about; eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation- Franklin D.Roosevelt


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: substance

Definition: the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

Usage: DNA is the substance of our genes


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: substance

Definition: the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

Usage: DNA is the substance of our genes