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Definitions of element:

  • noun:   the most favorable environment for a plant or animal
    Example: "Water is the element of fishes"
  • noun:   a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone
  • noun:   the situation in which you are happiest and most effective
    Example: "In your element"
  • noun:   one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe
    Example: "The alchemists believed that there were four elements"
  • noun:   any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
  • noun:   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
    Example: "A component or constituent element of a system"
  • noun:   an abstract part of something
    Example: "The grammatical elements of a sentence"


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