Definitions for building block

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

build′ing block`(n.)

  1. Category: Building Trades

    Ref: block (defs. 2, 3) 1 2 1 3

  2. a basic element or component:

    the building blocks of proteins.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unit, building block(noun)

    a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else

    "units of nucleic acids"

  2. building block(noun)

    a block of material used in construction work


  1. building block(Noun)

    A component that is part of a larger construction.

  2. building block(Noun)

    A block made of wood or plastic that is used as a children's toy.


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