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Meaning of BUILDING BLOCK

Pronunciation:  'bilding blâk

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a block of material used in construction work
  2. [n]  a single undivided natural entity occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids"
 
 Synonyms: unit
 
 See Also: ashlar, breeze block, building material, chain, chemical chain, chemical group, cinder block, clinker block, couple, entity, group, headstone, keystone, molecule, part, physical thing, piece, radical, unit cell, voussoir

 

 

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 Related Terms: air, atom, atomic particles, atoms, brute matter, chemical element, component, constituent, core, distillate, distillation, earth, element, elementary particle, elementary unit, elixir, essence, fabric, fire, fundamental particle, gist, heart, hyle, hypostasis, kernel, marrow, material, material world, materiality, matter, meat, medium, molecule, monad, natural world, nature, nub, physical world, pith, plenum, quintessence, sap, soul, spirit, stuff, substance, substratum, sum and substance, tangible, the four elements, unit of being, water
 

 

 

 

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