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com·po·nent

 (kəm-pō′nənt)
n.
1. A constituent element, as of a system. See Synonyms at element.
2. A part of a mechanical or electrical complex.
3. Mathematics One of a set of two or more vectors having a sum equal to a given vector.
adj.
Being or functioning as a constituent or an ingredient.

[From Latin compōnēns, compōnent-, present participle of compōnere, to put together : com-, com- + pōnere, to put; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

com′po·nen′tial (kŏm′pə-nĕn′shəl) adj.

component

(kəmˈpəʊnənt)
n
1. a constituent part or aspect of something more complex: a component of a car.
2. (Electronics) Also called: element any electrical device, such as a resistor, that has distinct electrical characteristics and that may be connected to other electrical devices to form a circuit
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. one of a set of two or more vectors whose resultant is a given vector
b. the projection of this given vector onto a specified line
4. (Chemistry) one of the minimum number of chemically distinct constituents necessary to describe fully the composition of each phase in a system. See phase rule
adj
forming or functioning as a part or aspect; constituent
[C17: from Latin compōnere to put together, from pōnere to place, put]
componential adj

com•po•nent

(kəmˈpoʊ nənt, kɒm-)

n.
1. a constituent part; element; ingredient.
2. a part of a mechanical or electrical system: hi-fi components.
3. the projection of a vector quantity, as force or velocity, along an axis; a coordinate of a vector.
4. one of the set of the minimum number of chemical constituents by which every phase of a given system can be described.
5. Math. a connected subset of a set, not contained in any other connected subset of the set.
adj.
6. being or serving as an element in something larger; constituent: component parts.
[1555–65; < Latin compōnent-, s. of compōnēns, present participle of compōnere to put together =com- com- + pōnere to put]
com•po•nen•tial (ˌkɒm pəˈnɛn ʃəl) adj.
syn: See element.

component

1. One of the subordinate organizations that constitute a joint force. Normally a joint force is organized with a combination of Service and functional components.
2. In logistics, a part or combination of parts having a specific function, which can be installed or replaced only as an entity. Also called COMP. See also functional component command; Service component command.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.component - an abstract part of somethingcomponent - 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"
be all and end all, be-all and end-all - the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim; "profit is the be-all and end-all of business"
plot element - a component or element of the plot of a story
point - a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
division, section, part - 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"
2.component - something determined in relation to something that includes itcomponent - something determined in relation to something that includes it; "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"
substance - the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
language unit, linguistic unit - one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
item, point - 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"
butt - the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
meronymy, part to whole relation - the semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole
basis, base - the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice"
detail, item, particular - a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details"
unit - 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"
member - anything that belongs to a set or class; "snakes are members of the class Reptilia"; "members of the opposite sex"
remainder, residual, residuum, rest, residue, balance - 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"
subpart - a part of a part
3.component - 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"
accessory, add-on, appurtenance, supplement - a supplementary component that improves capability
addition, add-on, improver - 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"
audio - the sound elements of television
auto part, car part - a component of an automobile; "his business is auto parts"
crystal - a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
computer hardware, hardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
heating element - the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat
ingredient - a component of a mixture or compound
input - a component of production; something that goes into the production of output
landside - component consisting of a side piece opposite the moldboard
making - (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something; "the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake"
module - a self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
pel, picture element, pixel - (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"
retrofit - a component or accessory added to something after it has been manufactured
spare, spare part - an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
spark gap - a component of an ignition system; consists of two shaped electrodes and the space between them

component

noun
1. part, piece, unit, item, element, ingredient, constituent Enriched uranium is a key component of nuclear weapons.
adjective
1. constituent, composing, inherent, intrinsic Polish workers will now be making component parts for Boeing 757s.

component

noun
One of the individual entities contributing to a whole:
adjective
Serving as part of a whole, as a nondetachable part of a larger unit:
Translations
مُرَكِّب، عُنصُرمُكَوِّنَةمُكَوِّنَة
součástsoučástkadílčí
komponentdeldel-
ero
osa-osatekijä
komponentasastavni
alkatrész
efnisòáttur, hlutur
構成している構成要素
구성하고 있는성분
pars
komponentas
detaļasastāvdaļa
súčiastka
sestavni del
komponentdel-
เกี่ยวกับส่วนประกอบส่วนประกอบ
bộ phậnhợp thànhthành phần

component

[kəmˈpəʊnənt]
A. ADJcomponente
its component parts (of structure, device) → las piezas que lo integran; (of organization, concept) → las partes que lo integran
B. N (= part) → componente m (Tech) → pieza f
C. CPD components factory Nfábrica f de componentes, maquiladora f (LAm)

component

[kəmˈpəʊnənt]
ncomposant m, élément m
adjcomposant(e), constituant(e)
the component parts → les parties constituantes

component

nTeil nt, → Bestandteil m; (Chem, Phys) → Komponente f
adj a component partein (Bestand)teil m; the component partsdie Bestand- or Einzelteile pl; the component parts of a machine/sentencedie einzelnen Maschinen-/Satzteile pl

component

[kəmˈpəʊnənt] adj & ncomponente (m)

component

(kəmˈpəunənt) noun
a part of a machine (eg a car), instrument (eg a radio) etc. He bought components for the television set he was repairing.

component

مُكَوِّنَة, مُكَوِّنَة dílčí, součást del-, komponent Bestandteil, Teil- συστατικό, συστατικός componente, integrante osa-, osatekijä composant komponenta, sastavni componente 構成している, 構成要素 구성하고 있는, 성분 onderdeel, samenstellend bestanddel, del- składnik, składowy componente компонент, составляющий del-, komponent เกี่ยวกับส่วนประกอบ, ส่วนประกอบ bileşen hợp thành, thành phần 组件, 组成的

com·po·nent

n. componente.

component

n componente m
References in classic literature ?
Its powers are vested in a diet representing the component members of the confederacy; in the emperor, who is the executive magistrate, with a negative on the decrees of the diet; and in the imperial chamber and the aulic council, two judiciary tribunals having supreme jurisdiction in controversies which concern the empire, or which happen among its members.
These cases are the more worthy of our attention, as the external causes by which the component parts were pressed together were much more numerous and powerful than in our case; and consequently less powerful ligaments within would be sufficient to bind the members to the head, and to each other.
Thrusting his hand, then, into the bosom of this capacious receptacle, he first brought to light about a pound of tobacco, whose component parts still adhered together, the whole outside being covered with soft particles of sea-bread.
The process to which he subjected the specific differed, however, greatly from the ordinary rules of chemistry; for instead of separating he afterward united the component parts of Mohegan’s remedy, and was thus able to discover the tree whence the Indian had taken it.
Mary was not so repulsive and unsisterly as Elizabeth, nor so inaccessible to all influence of hers; neither was there anything among the other component parts of the cottage inimical to comfort.
This phase completed, he proceeded to arrange in order the component parts of some large instruments, formed mostly of glass.
Each pedestrian could see no halo but his or her own, which never deserted the head-shadow, whatever its vulgar unsteadiness might be; but adhered to it, and persistently beautified it; till the erratic motions seemed an inherent part of the irradiation, and the fumes of their breathing a component of the night's mist; and the spirit of the scene, and of the moonlight, and of Nature, seemed harmoniously to mingle with the spirit of wine.
Every one also should know, that of the component parts of those things which differ from each other in species, after the first or second remove, those which follow have either nothing at all or very little common to each.
And by separating there three series into their component parts, we shall find in the three eldest sisters, Hindoo architecture, Egyptian architecture, Romanesque architecture, the same symbol; that is to say, theocracy, caste, unity, dogma, myth, God: and for the three younger sisters, Phoenician architecture, Greek architecture, Gothic architecture, whatever, nevertheless, may be the diversity of form inherent in their nature, the same signification also; that is to say, liberty, the people, man.
To find component forces equal to the composite or resultant force, the sum of the components must equal the resultant.
There have been such men in the police--men naturally endowed with that faculty of mental analysis which can decompose a mystery, resolve it into its component parts, and find the clue at the bottom, no matter how remote from ordinary observation it may be.
small part of an atom, with its component ions, floating in the life-