Definitions for building block
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word building block
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Building Trades
Ref: block (defs. 2, 3) 1 2 1 3
a basic element or component:
the building blocks of proteins.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of building block:
unit, building block(noun)
a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
"units of nucleic acids"
a block of material used in construction work
A component that is part of a larger construction.
A block made of wood or plastic that is used as a children's toy.
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