From Dutch element, from Middle Dutch element, from Old French element, from Latin elementum (a first principle, element, rudiment), of uncertain origin (see further etymology there).


  • IPA(key): [ˈeləmen]
  • Hyphenation: ele‧men


élêmén (first-person possessive elemenku, second-person possessive elemenmu, third-person possessive elemennya)

  1. element: one of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.
    1. (chemistry) any one of the simplest chemical substances that cannot be decomposed in a chemical reaction or by any chemical means and made up of atoms all having the same number of protons.
      Synonyms: bahan asal, unsur, zat asal
    2. one of the four basic building blocks of matter in theories of ancient philosophers and alchemists: water, earth, fire, and air.
      Synonyms: anasir, unsur
    3. (set theory) One of the objects in a set.
      Synonyms: anggota, unsur
  2. (physics) element: a component in electrical equipment, often in the form of a coil, having a high resistance, thereby generating heat when a current is passed through it.


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