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English noun: ingredient

1. ingredient (artifact) a component of a mixture or compound

Broader (hypernym)component, constituent, element

Narrower (hyponym)admixture, base, intermixture

2. ingredient (cognition) an abstract part of something

SamplesJealousy 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.

Synonymscomponent, constituent, element, factor

Broader (hypernym)division, part, section

Narrower (hyponym)be all and end all, be-all and end-all, plot element, point

3. ingredient (food) food that is a component of a mixture in cooking

SamplesThe recipe lists all the fixings for a salad.


Broader (hypernym)food product, foodstuff

Narrower (hyponym)albumen, egg white, egg yolk, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, malted milk, ovalbumin, seasoner, seasoning, tomato paste, white, yolk

Part meronymdish

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