a component of a mixture or compound
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"
food that is a component of a mixture in cooking
"the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"
One of the substances present in a mixture.
Origin: * From ingrediens, present participle of ingredi, "to go or enter into or onto".
that which enters into a compound, or is a component part of any combination or mixture; an element; a constituent
entering as, or forming, an ingredient or component part
Origin: [F. ingrdient, L. ingrediens, -entis, entering into, p. pr. of ingredi, p. p. ingressus, to go into, to enter; pref. in- in + gradi to walk, go. See Grade.]
An ingredient is a substance that forms part of a mixture. For example, in cooking, recipes specify which ingredients are used to prepare a specific dish. Many commercial products contain a secret ingredient that is purported to make them better than competing products. In the pharmaceutical industry, an active ingredient is that part of a formulation that yields the effect required by the customer. National laws usually require prepared food products to display a list of ingredients, and specifically require that certain additives be listed. In most developed countries, the law requires that ingredients be listed according to their relative weight in the product. If an ingredient itself consists of more than one ingredient, then that ingredient is listed by what percentage of the total product it occupies, with its own ingredients displayed next to it in brackets.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-grē′di-ent, n. that which enters into compound: a component part of anything. [Fr.,—L. ingrediens, -entis, pr.p. of ingredi—in, into, gradi, to enter.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ingredient' in Nouns Frequency: #1983
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The numerical value of ingredient in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ingredient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of ingredient in a Sentence
The essential ingredient of politics is timing.
Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.
Persistence is a necessary ingredient for success.
If you take (an ingredient) out, what are you giving up?
AI is the star of the show, the ingredient in other technology.
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- مُقَوّم, المكوناتArabic
- přísada, ingredienceCzech
- Inhaltsstoff, Bestandteil, Zutat, IngredienzGerman
- koostisosa, ainesEstonian
- valmistusaine, ainesosa, ainesFinnish
- cuidScottish Gaelic
- alkotórész, alkatrész, hozzávalóHungarian
- 原材料, 食材, 成分Japanese
- 성분, 成分Korean
- bestanddeel, ingrediëntDutch
- составная часть, компонент, ингредиентRussian
- састојак, sastojakSerbo-Croatian
- råvara, ingrediensSwedish
- thành phầnVietnamese
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