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Meaning of COMPONENT

Pronunciation:  kum'pownunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
  2. [n]  something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"

COMPONENT is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: component part, constituent, constituent, element, element, factor, ingredient, part, portion
 See Also: accessory, addition, appurtenance, audio, auto part, be all and end all, be-all and end-all, car part, computer hardware, crystal, detail, division, hardware, heating element, improver, ingredient, item, landside, language unit, linguistic unit, makings, member, meronymy, module, part, part, part to whole relation, particular, pel, picture element, pixel, point, point, portion, relation, remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest, retrofit, section, spare, spare part, spark gap, subpart, substance, supplement, unit, video



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Com*po"nent\ (k[o^]m*p[=o]"nent), a. [L. componens,
    p. pr. of componere. See {Compound}, v. t.]
    Serving, or helping, to form; composing; constituting;
          The component parts of natural bodies.   --Sir I.
  2. \Com*po"nent\, n.
    A constituent part; an ingredient.
    {Component of force} (Mech.), a force which, acting
       conjointly with one or more forces, produces the effect of
       a single force or resultant; one of a number of forces
       into which a single force may be resolved.
Computing Dictionary

An object adhering to a component architecture.

 Definition: "the manifestation of a given archaeological phase at a site." (Willey and Phillips 1958: 21.) Sites may be "single component" (only one distinct cultural unit), or "multi-component" (2 or more cultural units).
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