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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 element or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for element in the sense of this definition

(element 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 element ) a supplementary component that improves capability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"his business is auto parts"

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

(... is a kind of element ) 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 element ) 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 element 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 element in the sense of this definition

(element 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 element ) the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim

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

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

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

"a point is defined by its coordinates"

Definition 3: the most favorable environment for a plant or animal - [noun denoting location]

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

  • water is the element of fishes

(element is a kind of ...) the area in which something exists or lives

"the country--the flat agricultural surround"

Definition 4: a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone - [noun denoting shape]

(element is a kind of ...) a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature

"the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"

(... is a kind of element ) a straight line joining the apex and a point on the base

(... is a kind of element ) a straight line running the length of the cylinder

Definition 5: the situation in which you are happiest and most effective - [noun denoting state]

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

  • in your element

(element is a kind of ...) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

"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"

Definition 6: 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 - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for element in the sense of this definition

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

"DNA is the substance of our genes"

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive gaseous element formed by the disintegration of radium; the heaviest of the inert gasses; occurs naturally (especially in areas over granite) and is considered a hazard to health

(... is a kind of element ) a solid silvery grey radioactive transuranic element whose atoms can be split when bombarded with neutrons; found in minute quantities in uranium ores but is usually synthesized in nuclear reactors; 13 isotopes are known with the most important being plutonium 239

(... is a kind of element ) a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms

(... is a kind of element ) a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known

(... is a kind of element ) a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues

(... is a kind of element ) a colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube; one of the six inert gasses; occurs in the air in small amounts

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding einsteinium with alpha particles (Md is the current symbol for mendelevium but Mv was formerly the symbol)

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element which has been synthesized

(... is a kind of element ) a transuranic element

(... is a kind of element ) a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)

(... is a kind of element ) an element that occurs at very small quantities in the body but is nonetheless important for many biological processes

(... is a kind of element ) a colorless odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth's atmosphere in trace amounts

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element

(... is a kind of element ) a brittle silver-white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulfur; it is used in alloys and as a semiconductor; occurs mainly as tellurides in ores of copper and nickel and silver and gold

(... is a kind of element ) an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)

(... is a kind of element ) a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element synthesized from californium

(... is a kind of element ) a colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; occurs in trace amounts in air

(... is a kind of element ) a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)

(... is a kind of element ) a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium

(... is a kind of element ) a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar

(... is a kind of element ) a colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive element of the actinide series; found in uranium ores

(... is a kind of element ) any of the artificially produced elements with atomic numbers greater than 103

(... is a kind of element ) a chemical element lacking typical metallic properties

(... is a kind of element ) any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.

(... is a kind of element ) any of the chemically inert gaseous elements of the helium group in the periodic table

(... is a kind of element ) any element having an atomic number greater than 92 (which is the atomic number of uranium); all are radioactive

(... is a kind of element ) a structurally different form of an element

"graphite and diamond are allotropes of carbon"

(... is a kind of element ) a transuranic element

(... is a kind of element ) a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder

(... is a kind of element ) a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe

(... is a kind of element ) a very light colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; the most difficult gas to liquefy; occurs in economically extractable amounts in certain natural gases (as those found in Texas and Kansas)

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element

(... is a kind of element ) a brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors; occurs in germanite and argyrodite

(... is a kind of element ) a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite

(... is a kind of element ) a transuranic element

(... is a kind of element ) a radioactive transuranic element

(... is a kind of element ) a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)

(... is a kind of element ) an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds

(... is a kind of element ) a nonmetallic heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water

(element is a part of ...) (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element

Definition 7: one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe - [noun denoting substance]

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

  • the alchemists believed that there were four elements

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

"DNA is the substance of our genes"

(... is a kind of element ) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

(... is a kind of element ) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

(... is a kind of element ) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

(... is a kind of element ) the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies

(... is a kind of element ) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

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