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English noun: component

1. component (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.


Synonymsconstituent, element, factor, ingredient


Broader (hypernym)division, part, section


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

2. component 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 part, 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

3. component (artifact) 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


SamplesSpare components for cars.
A component or constituent element of a system.


Synonymsconstituent, element


Broader (hypernym)part, portion


Narrower (hyponym)accessory, add-on, add-on, addition, appurtenance, audio, auto part, car part, computer hardware, crystal, hardware, heating element, improver, ingredient, input, landside, making, module, pel, picture element, pixel, retrofit, spare, spare part, spark gap, supplement









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