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ɪnˈgri di əntin·gre·di·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ingredient(noun)

    a component of a mixture or compound

  2. 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"

  3. ingredient, fixings(noun)

    food that is a component of a mixture in cooking

    "the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"


  1. ingredient(Noun)

    One of the substances present in a mixture.

  2. Origin: * From ingrediens, present participle of ingredi, "to go or enter into or onto".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ingredient(noun)

    that which enters into a compound, or is a component part of any combination or mixture; an element; a constituent

  2. Ingredient(adj)

    entering as, or forming, an ingredient or component part

  3. 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.]


  1. Ingredient

    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

  1. Ingredient

    in-grē′di-ent, n. that which enters into compound: a component part of anything. [Fr.,—L. ingrediens, -entis, pr.p. of ingrediin, into, gradi, to enter.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ingredient' in Nouns Frequency: #1983

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingredient in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingredient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ingredient in a Sentence

  1. Pierre Trudeau:

    The essential ingredient of politics is timing.

  2. Jeremy Taylor:

    Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Persistence is a necessary ingredient for success.

  4. Dan Coudreaut:

    If you take (an ingredient) out, what are you giving up?

  5. Gary Shapiro:

    AI is the star of the show, the ingredient in other technology.

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