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, ingredientnoun

    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, constituentnoun

    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, elementnoun

    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. componentnoun

    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. componentadjective

    Making up a larger whole; as a component word.

    Etymology: From componens, present participle of compono.

  3. componentadjective

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

    Etymology: From componens, present participle of compono.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Componentverb

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

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

  2. Componentnoun

    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  

Entomology

  1. Component

    one part of a combined whole.

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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

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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. Donald Coolidge:

    New York City is a melting pot of different industries, so many people come here and want the challenge that New York poses. We work with a lot of startups that are trying to solve complex problems. They go out and fail trying to achieve something. Some succeed. It’s really ambitious to try to launch the first ‘ connected toy. ’ That’s why Watson is a real powerful component. They helped us come up with an ambitious solution, and it’s worked out so far.

  2. Larry Bartlett:

    We have a very slow process of moving refugees through our pipeline, and part of it is because of the security vetting component.

  3. Romney McDaniel:

    One candidate I was just talking with, she said to me,' I've never run for something -- I didn't know I was gon na win.' And there is a risk component, especially as you get further up in running for Senate or governor. And you're giving years of your life to something, and you don't know if you're gon na come out with a victory.

  4. Carl Levin:

    If you like what Wall Street did for the housing market, you'll love what Wall Street is doing for commodities, Goldman's ability to influence any portion of the price for a key component of the industrial economy is simply unacceptable.

  5. Jaime Mass:

    If the whey is processed carefully and at low temperatures, it will contain naturally occurring immunoglobulins and lactoferrin, lactoferrin is actually a component of the immune system, supporting our overall immune health and helping us to fight off infections.

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