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)
- 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.
- (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
- one of the four basic building blocks of matter in theories of ancient philosophers and alchemists: water, earth, fire, and air.
- Synonyms: anasir, unsur
- (set theory) One of the objects in a set.
- Synonyms: anggota, unsur
- (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.