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Another word for element

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Noun
  1. A fundamental irreducible constituent of a whole

      1. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning:
      2. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
      3. An imperfectly or incompletely developed organ or part.
      1. Of or relating to the foundation or base; elementary:
      2. Forming or serving as an essential component of a system or structure; central:
      3. Of great significance or entailing major change:
      1. Constituting or being part of the nature or essence of something; inherent:
      2. Fundamentally important or necessary:
      3. Of, relating to, or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown:
      1. Of, relating to, or forming a base; fundamental:
      2. Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis:
      3. Of or relating to a base.
    See also:

    part

  2. One of the individual entities contributing to a whole

    See also:

    part

  3. An individually considered portion of a whole

      1. A sharp or tapered end:
      2. An object having a sharp or tapered end:
      3. A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.
      1. Of, belonging to, or associated with a specific person, group, thing, or category; not general or universal:
      2. Distinctive among others of the same group, category, or nature; noteworthy or exceptional:
      3. Of, relating to, or providing details; precise:
      1. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.
      2. A clause of a document, such as a bill or charter.
      3. An entry in an account.
      1. An individual part or item; a particular:
      2. Particulars considered individually and in relation to a whole:
      3. A minor or an inconsequential item or aspect; a minutia:
      1. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item:
      2. A particular section or item of a series in a written document, as in a contract, constitution, or treaty.
      3. A nonfictional literary composition that forms an independent part of a publication, as of a newspaper or magazine.
    See also:

    part

Another word for element

Noun
  1. A part

      1. An individual part or item; a particular:
      2. Particulars considered individually and in relation to a whole:
      3. A minor or an inconsequential item or aspect; a minutia:
      1. A very small piece or part; a tiny portion or speck.
      2. A very small or the smallest possible amount, trace, or degree:
      3. A body whose spatial extent and internal motion and structure, if any, are irrelevant in a specific problem.
      1. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
      2. A part separated from a whole.
      3. A helping of food.
      1. An edible substance that is used in making a dish or other food.
      2. An element or component of something:
      1. One that actively contributes to an accomplishment, result, or process:
      2. One who acts for someone else; an agent.
      3. One who purchases accounts receivable at a discount.
      1. Serving as part of a whole; component:
      2. Empowered to elect or designate.
      3. Authorized to make or amend a constitution:
      1. A constituent element, as of a system.
      2. A part of a mechanical or electrical complex.
      3. One of a set of two or more vectors having a sum equal to a given vector.
    See also:

    part

  2. A form of matter

Synonym Study

  • Factor applies to any of the component parts that are instrumental in determining the nature of the complex luck was a factor in his success
  • Ingredient refers to any of the substances (sometimes nonessential) that are mixed together in preparing a food, medicine, etc. the ingredients of a cocktail
  • Component and constituent both refer to any of the simple or compound parts of some complex thing or concept, but constituent also implies that the part is essential to the complex hemoglobin is a constituent of blood
  • Element , in its general use, is the broadest term for any of the basic, irreducible parts or principles of anything, concrete or abstract the elements of a science