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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where component or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spare components for cars
  • a component or constituent element of a system

Synonyms for component in the sense of this definition

(component is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(... is a kind of component ) a supplementary component that improves capability

(... is a kind of component ) an extra component of a machine or other apparatus

(... is a kind of component ) a component or accessory added to something after it has been manufactured

(... is a kind of component ) (computer science) the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot)

"the greater the number of pixels per inch the greater the resolution"

(... is a kind of component ) a self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components

(... is a kind of component ) (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something

"the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake"

(... is a kind of component ) component consisting of a side piece opposite the moldboard

(... is a kind of component ) a component of production; something that goes into the production of output

(... is a kind of component ) a component of a mixture or compound

(... is a kind of component ) the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat

(... is a kind of component ) (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system

(... is a kind of component ) a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

(... is a kind of component ) a component of an automobile

"his business is auto parts"

(... is a kind of component ) the sound elements of television

(... is a kind of component ) a component that is added to something to improve it

"the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement" "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"

(... is a kind of component ) a component of an ignition system; consists of two shaped electrodes and the space between them

Definition 2: an abstract part of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where component or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for component in the sense of this definition

(component is a kind of ...) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

(... is a kind of component ) the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim

"profit is the be-all and end-all of business"

(... is a kind of component ) a component or element of the plot of a story

(... is a kind of component ) a geometric element that has position but no extension

"a point is defined by its coordinates"

Definition 3: something determined in relation to something that includes it - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where component or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
  • I read a portion of the manuscript
  • the smaller component is hard to reach
  • the animal constituent of plankton

Synonyms for component in the sense of this definition

(component is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

(... is a kind of component ) the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

"DNA is the substance of our genes"

(... is a kind of component ) something left after other parts have been taken away

"there was no remainder" "he threw away the rest" "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

(... is a kind of component ) anything that belongs to a set or class

"snakes are members of the class Reptilia" "members of the opposite sex"

(... is a kind of component ) an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole

"the reduced the number of units and installations" "the word is a basic linguistic unit"

(... is a kind of component ) a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

"it was perfect in all details"

(... is a kind of component ) the most important or necessary part of something

"the basis of this drink is orange juice"

(... is a kind of component ) the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

(... is a kind of component ) a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list

"he noticed an item in the New York Times" "she had several items on her shopping list" "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"

(... is a kind of component ) one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed

(... is a kind of component ) a part of a part

(... is part of component) the semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole

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