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el·e·ment

 (ĕl′ə-mənt)
n.
1. A fundamental, essential, or irreducible constituent of a composite entity.
2. elements The basic assumptions or principles of a subject.
3. Mathematics
a. A member of a set.
b. A point, line, or plane.
c. A part of a geometric configuration, such as an angle in a triangle.
d. The generatrix of a geometric figure.
e. Any of the terms in the rectangular array of terms that constitute a matrix or determinant.
4. Chemistry & Physics A substance composed of atoms having an identical number of protons in each nucleus. Elements cannot be reduced to simpler substances by normal chemical means. See Periodic Table (pages 131X-131X).
5. One of four substances, earth, air, fire, or water, formerly regarded as a fundamental constituent of the universe.
6. Electricity The resistance wire in an electrical appliance such as a heater or an oven.
7. elements The forces that constitute the weather, especially severe or inclement weather: outside paint that had been damaged by the elements.
8. An environment naturally suited to or associated with an individual: He is in his element when traveling. The business world is her element.
9. A distinct group within a larger community: the dissident element on campus.
10. A part of a military force, especially:
a. A ground unit in an air force comparable to a platoon.
b. A unit of an air force equal to two or three aircraft.
11. elements The bread and wine of the Eucharist.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin elementum, perhaps ultimately from lmn, first three letters of the second half of the Canaanite alphabet, recited by ancient scribes when learning it.]
Synonyms: element, component, constituent, factor, ingredient
These nouns denote one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up: the grammatical elements of a sentence; real estate as a component of wealth; a protein that is a constituent of a virus; analyzed the factors that led to the accident; a cake made of flour, eggs, and other ingredients.

element

(ˈɛlɪmənt)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any of the 118 known substances (of which 93 occur naturally) that consist of atoms with the same number of protons in their nuclei. Compare compound11
2. one of the fundamental or irreducible components making up a whole
3. a cause that contributes to a result; factor
4. any group that is part of a larger unit, such as a military formation
5. a small amount; hint: an element of sarcasm in her voice.
6. a distinguishable section of a social group: he belonged to the stable element in the expedition.
7. (Biology) the most favourable environment for an animal or plant
8. the situation in which a person is happiest or most effective (esp in the phrases in or out of one's element)
9. (Electrical Engineering) the resistance wire and its former, which constitute the electrical heater in a cooker, heater, etc
10. (Electronics) electronics another name for component2
11. (Philosophy) one of the four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the universe (earth, air, water, or fire)
12. (Physical Geography) (plural) atmospheric conditions or forces, esp wind, rain, and cold: exposed to the elements.
13. (plural) the first principles of a subject
14. (Mathematics) geometry a point, line, plane, or part of a geometric figure
15. (Mathematics) maths
a. any of the terms in a determinant or matrix
b. one of the infinitesimally small quantities summed by an integral, often represented by the expression following the integral sign: in baf(x)dx, f(x)dx is an element of area.
16. (Mathematics) maths logic one of the objects or numbers that together constitute a set
17. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the bread or wine consecrated in the Eucharist
18. (Astronomy) astronomy any of the numerical quantities, such as the major axis or eccentricity, used in describing the orbit of a planet, satellite, etc
19. (Broadcasting) one of the vertical or horizontal rods forming a television or VHF radio receiving aerial
20. (General Physics) physics a component of a compound lens
[C13: from Latin elementum a first principle, alphabet, element, of uncertain origin]

el•e•ment

art at electrum
(ˈɛl ə mənt)

n.
1. a component or constituent of a whole or one of the parts into which a whole may be resolved by analysis.
2. one of a class of substances that cannot be separated into simpler substances by chemical means.
3. a natural habitat, sphere of activity, or environment: to be in one's element.
4. elements,
a. atmospheric forces; weather.
b. the rudimentary principles of an art or science.
c. the bread and wine of the Eucharistic service.
5. any group of people singled out, often with disapproval, as having identifiable behavior patterns, common goals, ethnic similarities, etc.: the radical element.
6. one of the substances, usu. earth, air, fire, and water, formerly regarded as constituting the material universe.
7. a component of a mechanical device: a printing element on a typewriter.
8. Math.
a. an infinitesimal part of a given quantity, similar in nature to it.
b. an entity that satisfies all the conditions of belonging to a given set.
9. one of the points, lines, planes, or other geometrical forms of which a figure is composed.
[1250–1300; < Latin elementum one of the four elements, letter of the alphabet, first principle, rudiment]
syn: element, component, constituent, ingredient refer to units that are parts of whole or complete substances, systems, compounds, or mixtures. element denotes a fundamental, ultimate part: elements of matter; elements of a problem. component refers to one of a number of separate parts: Iron and carbon are components of steel. constituent refers to an active and necessary part: The constituents of a molecule of water are two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. ingredient is most frequently used in nonscientific contexts to denote any part that is combined into a mixture: the ingredients of a cake; the ingredients of a successful marriage.

el·e·ment

(ĕl′ə-mənt)
1. A substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical means. An element is composed of atoms that have the same atomic number; that is, each atom has the same number of protons in its nucleus as all other atoms of that element. Today 112 elements are known, of which 92 are known to occur in nature, while the remaining 20 have only been made with particle accelerators.
2. Mathematics A member of a set.
Word History The symbols that scientists use for the chemical elements are usually abbreviations of the elements' names. Thus the symbol for hydrogen is H, and the symbol for oxygen is O, both from the first letter of the name. But if you look at the Periodic Table at Periodic Table, you'll notice that some symbols are entirely different from the corresponding element names. The symbol for iron is Fe, and the symbol for tin is Sn, for example. Why is this? It happens that some elements were already known to the ancient Greeks and Romans, such as familiar metals like iron, copper, silver, gold, tin, and lead. For these elements scientists use abbreviations of the Greek and Latin words for them. The Latin words for the six metals listed above are ferrum, cuprum, argentum, aurum, stannum, and plumbum. From these names come, quite straightforwardly, the chemical symbols Fe, Cu, Ag, Au, Sn, and Pb.

element

1. The elements represent general characteristics that are linked with certain zodiac signs. There are four elements: fire, air, earth and water.
2. One of four elements, Earth, Air, Fire or Water, believed to be particularly significant to magic ritual, for hundreds of years linked to other things (such as the planets and the signs of the zodiac), using a system of correspondences.
3. A substance which cannot be split into simpler substances using chemical methods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.element - an abstract part of somethingelement - 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.element - 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
3.element - 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
substance - the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
atom - (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
allotrope - a structurally different form of an element; "graphite and diamond are allotropes of carbon"
transuranic element - any element having an atomic number greater than 92 (which is the atomic number of uranium); all are radioactive
argonon, inert gas, noble gas - any of the chemically inert gaseous elements of the helium group in the periodic table
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
nonmetal - a chemical element lacking typical metallic properties
transactinide - any of the artificially produced elements with atomic numbers greater than 103
Ac, actinium, atomic number 89 - a radioactive element of the actinide series; found in uranium ores
Ar, argon, atomic number 18 - a colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere
As, atomic number 33, arsenic - 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
astatine, At, atomic number 85 - a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
atomic number 107, Bh, bohrium, element 107 - a transuranic element
atomic number 5, boron, B - a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
atomic number 35, Br, bromine - a nonmetallic heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
atomic number 17, chlorine, Cl - 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)
atomic number 110, darmstadtium, Ds, element 110 - a radioactive transuranic element
atomic number 105, Db, dubnium, element 105, hahnium - a transuranic element
atomic number 9, fluorine, F - 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
atomic number 32, Ge, germanium - a brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors; occurs in germanite and argyrodite
atomic number 108, element 108, hassium, Hs - a radioactive transuranic element
atomic number 2, He, helium - 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)
atomic number 1, H, hydrogen - 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
atomic number 53, I, iodin, iodine - 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)
atomic number 36, Kr, krypton - a colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; occurs in trace amounts in air
atomic number 103, lawrencium, Lr - a radioactive transuranic element synthesized from californium
atomic number 109, element 109, meitnerium, Mt - a radioactive transuranic element
atomic number 101, Md, mendelevium, Mv - a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding einsteinium with alpha particles (Md is the current symbol for mendelevium but Mv was formerly the symbol)
atomic number 10, Ne, neon - 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
atomic number 7, N, nitrogen - 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
4.element - the most favorable environment for a plant or animal; "water is the element of fishes"
environs, surround, surroundings, environment - the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
5.element - one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe; "the alchemists believed that there were four elements"
substance - the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
air - once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
fire - once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
earth - once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
ether, quintessence - the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
water - once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
6.element - the situation in which you are happiest and most effective; "in your element"
situation, state of affairs - 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"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
7.element - a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone
straight line - 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"
element of a cone - a straight line joining the apex and a point on the base
element of a cylinder - a straight line running the length of the cylinder

element

noun
1. component, part, feature, unit, section, factor, principle, aspect, foundation, ingredient, constituent, subdivision one of the key elements of the UN's peace plan
2. group, faction, clique, set, party, circle The government must weed out criminal elements from the security forces.
3. trace, suggestion, hint, dash, suspicion, tinge, smattering, soupçon There is an element of truth in his accusation.
plural noun
1. weather conditions, climate, the weather, wind and rain, atmospheric conditions, powers of nature, atmospheric forces The area is exposed to the elements.
be in your element be in a situation you enjoy, be in your natural environment, be in familiar surroundings My stepmother was in her element, organizing everyone.

element

noun
1. A fundamental irreducible constituent of a whole:
basic, essential, fundamental, rudiment (often used in plural).
2. One of the individual entities contributing to a whole:
3. An individually considered portion of a whole:
Translations
باعِث الحَرارَه في جِهاز كَهْرُبائيجُزْءعُنْصُرعنصر كيميائيعُنْصُر، مُقَوِّم
prvekživel
elementgrundstofkomponentledvarmeelement
elementtitunnusmerkkivastusainesalkio
element
alkotóeleméltetõ eleme vminekfûtõelemszemernyi
atriîi; òáttur, hluti, vottureîlilegt umhverfifrumatriîi, undirstöîuatriîifrumefniskautasamstæîa, element
elementoelemento chimicoelementi
要素
요소
gamtos jėgoskaitinamoji sekcijapradmenyssavo stichijojestichija
daļaelementssekcijastihija
element
prvoktelieskozákladná súčasťživel
prvina
element
องค์ประกอบ
bileşenbirazdirenç telidoğal çevreelement
yếu tố

element

[ˈelɪmənt] N
1. (gen) (Chem) → elemento m (Elec) → resistencia f; (= factor) → factor m
an element of surpriseun elemento de sorpresa
an element of truthuna parte de verdad
it's the personal element that countses el factor personal el que cuenta
to be in one's elementestar en su elemento, estar como pez en el agua
to be out of one's elementestar fuera de su elemento
2. elements
2.1. (= rudiments) → elementos mpl, nociones fpl básicas
the elements of mathematicslas nociones básicas de las matemáticas
2.2. (= weather) open to the elementsa la intemperie
to brave the elementsarrostrar la tempestad; (= go out) → salir a la intemperie

element

[ˈɛlɪmənt]
n
(= part) → élément m
(= aspect) → dimension f
(= factor) → élément m
an element in sth → un élément de qch
(= certain amount) → part f
The story contains an element of truth → L'histoire comporte une part de vérité.
(electrical) [heater, kettle] → résistance f
to be in one's element (= enjoying o.s.) → être dans son élément elements
npl
the elements (= weather) → les éléments
(= people) → éléments mpl
criminal elements
BUT criminels .mpléléments mpl criminels

element

n (all senses) → Element nt; the elements of mathematicsdie Grundbegriffe plor Anfangsgründe pl (geh)der Mathematik; one of the key elements of the peace planeiner der grundlegenden Bestandteile des Friedensplans; an element of dangerein Gefahrenelement nt; the element of chancedas Zufallselement; an element of trutheine Spur or ein Element ntvon Wahrheit; the personal elementdas persönliche Element; a hooligan/criminal elementein paar Rowdys/Kriminelle; the (four) elementsdie (vier) Elemente; to be in one’s elementin seinem Element sein; to be out of one’s element (with group of people) → sich fehl am Platze fühlen; (with subject) → sich nicht auskennen

element

[ˈɛlɪmənt] n (gen) → elemento; (of surprise, luck) → fattore m, componente f; (of heater, kettle) → resistenza
the elements (weather) → gli elementi
the elements of mathematics → i fondamenti della matematica
to be in one's element → essere nel proprio elemento or ambiente naturale

element

(ˈeləmənt) noun
1. an essential part of anything. Sound teaching of grammar is one of the elements of a good education.
2. a substance that cannot be split by chemical means into simpler substances. Hydrogen, chlorine, iron and uranium are elements.
3. surroundings necessary for life. Water is a fish's natural element.
4. a slight amount. an element of doubt.
5. the heating part in an electric kettle etc.
ˌeleˈmentary (-ˈmen-) adjective
very simple; not advanced. elementary mathematics.
ˈelements noun plural
1. the first things to be learned in any subject. the elements of musical theory.
2. the forces of nature, as wind and rain.
in one's element
in the surroundings that are most natural or pleasing to one.

element

جُزْء prvek element Element στοιχείο elemento elementti élément element elemento 要素 요소 element element element elemento элемент element องค์ประกอบ bileşen yếu tố 要素

el·e·ment

n. elemento, componente.

element

n elemento; trace — oligoelemento
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Meg was too much absorbed in her private and particular John to care for any other lords of creation, and Beth too shy to do more than peep at them and wonder how Amy dared to order them about so, but Jo felt quite in her own element, and found it very difficult to refrain from imitating the gentlemanly attitudes, phrases, and feats, which seemed more natural to her than the decorums prescribed for young ladies.
Most of them walked into the water as though into a native element.
So soon as Cora and Alice were seated, the scout, without regarding the element, directed Heyward to support one side of the frail vessel, and posting himself at the other, they bore it up against the stream, followed by the dejected owner of the dead foal.
Thoughtful hands had taken care of the vines and rose-bushes on the trellises; water--that precious element in Devil's Ford--had not been spared in keeping green through the long drought the plants which the girls had so tenderly nurtured.
She rebelled, as it were, against a certain magnetic element in the artist's nature, which he exercised towards her, possibly without being conscious of it.
It remarkably characterised the incomplete morality of the age, rigid as we call it, that a licence was allowed the seafaring class, not merely for their freaks on shore, but for far more desperate deeds on their proper element.
I can't express what followed it save by saying that the silence itself-- which was indeed in a manner an attestation of my strength-- became the element into which I saw the figure disappear; in which I definitely saw it turn as I might have seen the low wretch to which it had once belonged turn on receipt of an order, and pass, with my eyes on the villainous back that no hunch could have more disfigured, straight down the staircase and into the darkness in which the next bend was lost.
But, with a full grown leviathan this is impossible; for the sperm whale's head embraces nearly one third of his entire bulk, and completely to suspend such a burden as that, even by the immense tackles of a whaler, this were as vain a thing as to attempt weighing a Dutch barn in jewellers' scales The Pequod's whale being decapitated and the body stripped, the head was hoisted against the ship's side --about half way out of the sea, so that it might yet in great part be buoyed up by its native element.
Grandmother Majauszkiene had lived in the midst of misfortune so long that it had come to be her element, and she talked about starvation, sickness, and death as other people might about weddings and holidays.
The principle of reliance and unquestioning faith, which is its foundation, is more a native element in this race than any other; and it has often been found among them, that a stray seed of truth, borne on some breeze of accident into hearts the most ignorant, has sprung up into fruit, whose abundance has shamed that of higher and more skilful culture.
Cobb felt like a fish removed from his native element and left panting on the sand; there was no evading the awful responsibility of a reply, for Rebecca's eyes were searchlights, that pierced the fiction of his brain and perceived the bald spot on the back of his head.
Bad as all slaveholders are, we seldom meet one destitute of every element of character commanding respect.