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English noun: component part

1. component part something determined in relation to something that includes it


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymscomponent, constituent, part, portion


Broader (hypernym)relation


Narrower (hyponym)balance, base, basis, butt, detail, item, item, language unit, linguistic unit, member, particular, point, remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest, subpart, substance, unit


Part meronymmeronymy, part to whole relation









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