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Synonyms for element

Synonyms for (noun) element

Synonyms: component, element, constituent Definition: 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 Usage: spare components for cars; a component or constituent element of a system

Similar words: part, portion Definition: something less than the whole of a human artifact Usage: the rear part of the house; glue the two parts together

Synonyms: ingredient, constituent, component, element, factor Definition: an abstract part of something Usage: 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 speech

Similar words: part, section, division Definition: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole Usage: the written part of the exam; the finance section of the company; the BBC's engineering division

Synonyms: element Definition: the most favorable environment for a plant or animal Usage: water is the element of fishes

Similar words: environment, environs, surround, surroundings Definition: the area in which something exists or lives Usage: the country--the flat agricultural surround

Synonyms: element Definition: a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone

Similar words: straight line Definition: a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature Usage: the shortest distance between two points is a straight line

Synonyms: element Definition: the situation in which you are happiest and most effective Usage: in your element

Similar words: situation, state of affairs Definition: the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time Usage: the present international situation is dangerous; wondered how such a state of affairs had come about; eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation- Franklin D.Roosevelt

Synonyms: element, chemical element Definition: any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter

Similar words: substance Definition: the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists Usage: DNA is the substance of our genes

Synonyms: element Definition: one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe Usage: the alchemists believed that there were four elements

Similar words: substance Definition: the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists Usage: DNA is the substance of our genes