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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.
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.]

## 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
forming or functioning as a part or aspect; constituent
[C17: from Latin compōnere to put together, from pōnere to place, put]

## 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.
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]
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.
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## component

noun
1. Enriched uranium is a key component of nuclear weapons.
1. Polish workers will now be making component parts for Boeing 757s.

## component

noun
One of the individual entities contributing to a whole:
Serving as part of a whole, as a nondetachable part of a larger unit:
Translations
مُرَكِّب، عُنصُرمُكَوِّنَةمُكَوِّنَة
komponentdeldel-
ero
osa-osatekijä
komponentasastavni
alkatrész
efnisòáttur, hlutur

구성하고 있는성분
pars
komponentas
detaļasastāvdaļa
súčiastka
sestavni del
komponentdel-
เกี่ยวกับส่วนประกอบส่วนประกอบ
bộ phậnhợp thànhthành phần

## component

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

## component

[kəmˈpəʊnənt]
n
the component parts →

## 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

(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

dílčí, součást del-, komponent osa-, osatekijä komponenta, sastavni 構成している, 構成要素 구성하고 있는, 성분 del-, komponent เกี่ยวกับส่วนประกอบ, ส่วนประกอบ hợp thành, thành phần

n. componente.

## component

n componente m
References in classic literature ?
To find component forces equal to the composite or resultant force, the sum of the components must equal the resultant.
Some of the effects are very daring, approaching even to the boldest flights of the rococo, the sirocco, and the Byzantine schools--yet the master's hand never falters--it moves on, calm, majestic, confident--and, with that art which conceals art, it finally casts over the TOUT ENSEMBLE, by mysterious methods of its own, a subtle something which refines, subdues, etherealizes the arid components and endures them with the deep charm and gracious witchery of poesy.
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.
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.
This phase completed, he proceeded to arrange in order the component parts of some large instruments, formed mostly of glass.
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.
Finally, there is the formal problem of defining truth and falsehood, and deriving the objective reference of a proposition from the meanings of its component words.
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.
How the component parts of the house, few and simple as they were, had been assembled at that almost inaccessible point is a problem in the solution of which there would be greater satisfaction than advantage.
And Billy belonged here, by elemental right, a part of them and of it, a master-part and a component, along with the spidery-delicate, narrow-boxed, wide- and yellow-wheeled, rubber-tired rig, efficient and capable, as different as he was different from the other man who had taken her out behind stolid, lumubering horses.
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.
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.

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