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Definition 1: a block of material used in construction work - [noun denoting artifact]

(building block is a kind of ...) material used for constructing buildings

(... is a kind of building block ) a rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes

(... is a kind of building block ) a light concrete building block made with cinder aggregate

"cinder blocks are called breeze blocks in Britain"

(... is a kind of building block ) the central building block at the top of an arch or vault

(... is a kind of building block ) wedge-shaped stone building block used in constructing an arch or vault

Definition 2: a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else - [noun denoting object]

Samples where building block or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • units of nucleic acids

Synonyms for building block in the sense of this definition

(building block is a kind of ...) a separate and self-contained entity

(... is a kind of building block ) (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)

(... is a kind of building block ) (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines

(... is a kind of building block ) the smallest group of atoms or molecules whose repetition at regular intervals in three dimensions produces the lattices of a crystal

(... is a kind of building block ) (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule

(... is a kind of building block ) (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound

(building block is a part of ...) a portion of a natural object

"they analyzed the river into three parts" "he needed a piece of granite"

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