Definition of Component

1. Noun. An abstract part of something. "Humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"

Exact synonyms: Constituent, Element, Factor, Ingredient
Specialized synonyms: Be All And End All, Be-all And End-all, Plot Element, Point
Generic synonyms: Division, Part, Section
Derivative terms: Compose, Factorize



2. Noun. Something determined in relation to something that includes it. "The animal constituent of plankton"

3. Noun. 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. "A component or constituent element of a system"

Definition of Component

1. a. Serving, or helping, to form; composing; constituting; constituent.

2. n. A constituent part; an ingredient.

Definition of Component

1. Noun. A smaller, self-contained part of a larger entity. Often refers to a manufactured object that is part of a larger device. ¹

2. Adjective. Making up a larger whole; as a component word. ¹

3. Adjective. Made up of smaller complete units in combination; as a component stereo. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Component

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Component

1. A constituent element or part, specifically in neurology, a series of neurons forming a functional system for conducting the afferent and efferent impulses in the somatic and splanchnic mechanisms of the body. (05 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Component

complines
complins
complish
complot
complotment
complotments
complots
complotted
complotter
complotting
comply
complying
compo
compo rations
compone
component (current term)
component of complement
component of force
component part
component video
componential
componentization
componentize
componentized
componentizes
componentizing
components
components of mastication
components of occlusion
componentwise

Literary usage of Component

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"US silk, or of which silk is the component material of chief value." This is a special enumeration rather than the other. This idea was presented in Salomon ..."

2. The Elements of Sociology: A Text-book for Colleges and Schools by Franklin Henry Giddings (1898)
"A component society is wholly or partly a genetic aggregation. The smaller component groups, including families and sometimes villages, may be products of ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"Both component harmonic curves and the com- of both axles over 1, ... Absence of phase difference in the component harmonics of the particle at the origin ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"Both component harmonic curves and the com- of both axles over 1, ... Absence of phase difference in the component harmonics of the particle at the origin ..."

5. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"To completely understand, therefore, the nature of a complex vibration, it is necessary to know the component simple vibrations, then to determine the ..."

6. The Phase Rule and Its Applications by Alexander Findlay (1904)
"The most familiar examples of equilibria in a one-component system are ... The system consists of one component, because all three phases have the same ..."

7. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"For paths between A and Ba particle would collide with M on rebounding from N but the component Pig. j.—A diagram illustrating how translational motion ..."

8. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"Many of these nouns are modern formations, as 'Überschlag, and tho formed from verbs with the accent upon the second component of the compound, ..."

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