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element

 
Noun element has 7 senses
  1. component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient - 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"
    --1 is a kind of part, section, division
    --1 has particulars: point; be-all and end-all, be all and end all
  2. chemical element, element - 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
    --2 is a kind of substance, matter
    --2 has parts: atom
    --2 has particulars:
     allotrope; transuranic element; noble gas, inert gas, argonon; metallic element, metal; nonmetal; transactinide; actinium, Ac, atomic number 89; argon, Ar, atomic number 18; arsenic, As, atomic number 33; astatine, At, atomic number 85; boron, B, atomic number 5; bromine, Br, atomic number 35; carbon, C, atomic number 6; chlorine, Cl, atomic number 17; fluorine, F, atomic number 9; germanium, Ge, atomic number 32; helium, He, atomic number 2; hydrogen, H, atomic number 1; iodine, iodin, I, atomic number 53; krypton, Kr, atomic number 36; lawrencium, Lw, atomic number 103; mendelevium, Md, Mv, atomic number 101; neon, Ne, atomic number 10; nitrogen, N, atomic number 7; nobelium, No, atomic number 102; oxygen, O, atomic number 8; phosphorus, P, atomic number 15; plutonium, Pu, atomic number 94; radon, Rn, atomic number 86; rutherfordium, Rf, kurchatovium, Ku, unnilquadium, Unq, element 104, atomic number 104; selenium, Se, atomic number 34; silicon, Si, atomic number 14; sulfur, S, sulphur, atomic number 16; tellurium, Te, atomic number 52; unnilhexium, Unh, element 106, atomic number 106; unnilquintium, unnilpentium, Unp, hahnium, element 105, atomic number 105; unnilseptium, Uns, element 107, atomic number 107; xenon, Xe, atomic number 54; trace element
  3. component, constituent, element - 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 is a kind of part, portion
    --3 has particulars:
     accessory, appurtenance, supplement, add-on; addition, add-on, improver; audio; auto part, car part; crystal; hardware, computer hardware; heating element; ingredient; landside; makings; module; pixel, pel, picture element; retrofit; spare part, spare; spark gap
  4. element - one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe; "the alchemists believed that there were four elements"
    --4 is a kind of
    substance, matter
    --4 has particulars: air; fire; earth; quintessence, ether; water
  5. element - the most favorable environment for a plant or animal; "water is the element of fishes"
    --5 is a kind of
    environment, environs, surroundings, surround
  6. element - the situation in which you are happiest and most effective; "in your element"
    --6 is a kind of
    situation, state of affairs
  7. element - a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone
    --7 is a kind of
    straight line
    --7 has particulars: element of a cone; element of a cylinder
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