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Element 1Definition: One of the
simplest or essential
principles of which anything
consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental
powers of anything are based.
Element 2Definition: One of the ultimate,
undecomposable constituents of any kind of matter.
Specifically: (Chem.) A substance which cannot be decomposed into different
kinds of matter by any
means at present employed; as, the
elements of water are oxygen and hydrogen.
Element 3Definition: One of the ultimate
parts which are variously combined in anything; as,
letters are the
elements of written language; hence, also, a simple portion of that which is complex, as a shaft, lever, wheel, or any simple part in a machine; one of the essential
ingredients of any mixture; a constituent part; as, quartz, feldspar, and mica are the
elements of granite.
Element 4Definition: One out of several
parts combined in a system of aggregation, when each is of the nature of the whole; as, a single cell is an element of the honeycomb.
Element 5Definition: One of the
divisions of the organism, as a blood corpuscle, a muscular fiber.
Element 6Definition: One of the
parts, more commonly called
cells, of which animal and vegetable
organisms, or their
organs, are composed.
Element 7Definition: An infinitesimal part of anything of the same nature as the entire magnitude considered; as, in a solid an element may be the infinitesimal portion between any two
planes that are separated an indefinitely small distance. In the calculus, element is sometimes used as synonymous with differential.
Element 8Definition: Sometimes a curve, or surface, or volume is considered as described by a moving point, or curve, or surface, the latter being at any instant called an element of the former.
Element 9Definition: One of the
terms in an algebraic expression.
Element 10Definition: The
simplest or fundamental
principles of any system in philosophy, science, or art;
rudiments; as, the
elements of geometry, or of music.
Element 11Definition: Any outline or sketch, regarded as containing the fundamental ideas or
features of the thing in question; as, the
elements of a plan.
Element 12Definition: One of the simple
substances, as supposed by the ancient
philosophers; one of the imaginary
principles of matter.
Element 13Definition: The four
elements were, air, earth, water, and fire
Element 14Definition: the
movements of the air.
Element 15Definition: The
elements of the
alchemists were salt, sulphur, and mercury.
Element 16Definition: The whole material composing the world.
Element 17Definition: To compound of
elements or first
Element 18Definition: To constitute; to make up with
element 19Definition: 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
cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
element 20Definition: an abstract part of something; "jealousy 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 s
element 21Definition: the most favorable environment for a plant or animal; "water is the element of fishes"
element 22Definition: a straight line that
generates a cylinder or cone
element 23Definition: the situation in which you are
happiest and most effective; "in your element"
element 24Definition: any of the more than known
substances (of which occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler
substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
element 25Definition: one of four
substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe; "the
alchemists believed that there were four elements"