What does component mean?

Definitions for component
kəmˈpoʊ nənt, kɒm-com·po·nent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient(noun)

    an abstract part of something

    "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"

  2. part, portion, component part, component, constituent(noun)

    something determined in relation to something that includes it

    "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton"

  3. component, constituent, element(noun)

    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

    "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"

Wiktionary

  1. component(Noun)

    A smaller, self-contained part of a larger entity. Often refers to a manufactured object that is part of a larger device.

    A CPU is a component of a computer.

    Etymology: From componens, present participle of compono.

  2. component(Adjective)

    Making up a larger whole; as a component word.

    Etymology: From componens, present participle of compono.

  3. component(Adjective)

    Made up of smaller complete units in combination; as a component stereo.

    Etymology: From componens, present participle of compono.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Component(verb)

    serving, or helping, to form; composing; constituting; constituent

    Etymology: [L. componens, p. pr. of componere. See Compound, v. t.]

  2. Component(noun)

    a constituent part; an ingredient

    Etymology: [L. componens, p. pr. of componere. See Compound, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Component

    In thermodynamics, a component is a chemically-independent constituent of a system. The number of components represents the minimum number of independent species necessary to define the composition of all phases of the system. Calculating the number of components in a system is necessary, for example, when applying Gibbs' phase rule in determination of the number of degrees of freedom of a system. The number of components is equal to the number of distinct chemical species, minus the number of chemical reactions between them, minus the number of any constraints.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Component

    kom-pō′nent, adj. making up: forming one of the elements of a compound.—n. one of the elements of a compound.—n. Compō′nency.—adj. Component′al. [L. componĕre.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Component

    A force may always be represented diagrammatically by a straight line, terminating in an arrow-head to indicate the direction, and of length to represent the intensity of the force. The line may always be assumed to represent the diagonal of a parallelogram, two of whose sides are represented by lines starting from the base of the arrow, and of length fixed by the condition that the original force shall be the diagonal of the parallelogram of which they are two contiguous sides; such lines are called components, and actually represent forces into which the original force may always be resolved. The components can have any direction. Thus the vertical component of a horizontal force is zero; its horizontal component is equal to itself. Its 450 component is equal to the square root of one-half of its square.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. component

    1. One of the subordinate organizations that constitute a joint force. Normally a joint force is organized with a combination of Service and functional components. 2. In logistics, a part or combination of parts having a specific function, which can be installed or replaced only as an entity. Also called COMP. See also functional component command; Service component command.

Editors Contribution

  1. component

    A simple element.

    The travel card system had many components each simple and very effective.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  
  2. component

    A type of device created and designed in various colors,materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The car components were shipped from another country to the car production plant.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'component' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3650

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'component' in Nouns Frequency: #807

How to pronounce component?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of component in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of component in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of component in a Sentence

  1. Irwin Redlener:

    I don't think we're going to see much in terms of impact of the research component here because grants that have already been made won't be affected. But evaluation of new research proposals may be delayed during the shutdown, though I'm not sure how consequential that is, national Institutes of Health also has a very sizable health service for people who have not been successfully treated with conventional modalities and are on research protocols, often as a last ditch effort to be cured -- and that's obviously very meaningful.

  2. White House:

    The CBO is a very important component of this, we're awaiting their scoring.

  3. State John Kerry:

    I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists, you know, to some degree, I'm not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented.

  4. White House:

    The 529 provision is a very small component of the President's overall plan to deliver $50 billion in education tax cuts for middle class families, we proposed it because we thought it was a sensible approach, part of consolidating six programs to two and expanding and better targeting education tax relief for the middle class.

  5. Jason Chaffetz:

    We're not here to make the final determination, as has previously been reported, General Flynn briefed the Defense Intelligence Agency, a component agency of DoD, extensively regarding the RT speaking event trip both before and after the trip, and he answered any questions that were posed by DIA concerning the trip during those briefings.

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