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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-
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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
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