component

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin compōnēns, present participle of compōnō ‎(assemble, put together).

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component ‎(plural components)

  1. A smaller, self-contained part of a larger entity. Often refers to a manufactured object that is part of a larger device.
    A CPU is a component of a computer.
    • 2013 September-October, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, American Scientist:
      Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis: [] . The evolutionary precursor of photosynthesis is still under debate, and a new study sheds light. The critical component of the photosynthetic system is the “water-oxidizing complex”, made up of manganese atoms and a calcium atom.

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component ‎(not comparable)

  1. Making up a larger whole; as a component word.
  2. Made up of smaller complete units in combination; as a component stereo.

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component

  1. present participle of compondre

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin compōnēns, present participle of compōnō ‎(assemble, put together).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: com‧po‧nent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

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component f, m ‎(plural componenten, diminutive componentje n)

  1. component

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Italian componente, Latin componens

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component m ‎(plural [please provide]) and n

  1. component

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component m n

  1. component
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