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English noun: building block

1. building block (object) a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else


SamplesUnits of nucleic acids.


Synonymsunit


Broader (hypernym)thing


Narrower (hyponym)chain, chemical chain, chemical group, couple, group, molecule, radical, unit cell


Part holonympart, piece

2. building block (artifact) a block of material used in construction work


Broader (hypernym)building material


Narrower (hyponym)ashlar, breeze block, cinder block, clinker block, headstone, key, keystone, voussoir









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