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/ˈeləmənt/,
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elements, plural;
  1. A part or aspect of something abstract, esp. one that is essential or characteristic
    • - the death had all the elements of a great tabloid story
    • - there are four elements to the proposal
  2. A small but significant presence of a feeling or abstract quality
    • - it was the element of danger he loved in flying
  3. The rudiments of a branch of knowledge
    • - legal training may include the elements of economics and political science
  4. A group of people of a particular kind within a larger group or organization
    • - extreme right-wing elements in the army
  5. An entity that is a single member of a set

  6. Each of more than one hundred substances that cannot be chemically interconverted or broken down into simpler substances and are primary constituents of matter. Each element is distinguished by its atomic number, i.e., the number of protons in the nuclei of its atoms

  7. Any of the four substances (earth, water, air, and fire) regarded as the fundamental constituents of the world in ancient and medieval philosophy

  8. One of these substances considered as a person's or animal's natural environment
    • - for the islanders, the sea is their kingdom, water their element
    • - she was in her element with doctors and hospitals
  9. The weather, esp. strong winds, heavy rain, and other kinds of bad weather
    • - there was no barrier against the elements
  10. (in church use) The bread and wine of the Eucharist

  11. A part in an electric teapot, heater, or stove that contains a wire through which an electric current is passed to provide heat

  12. On some electric typewriters, a ball with raised letters that print when the keys are pressed


  1. component: 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. component: 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"
  3. chemical element: any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
  4. the most favorable environment for a plant or animal; "water is the element of fishes"
  5. one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe; "the alchemists believed that there were four elements"
  6. the situation in which you are happiest and most effective; "in your element"
  7. In category theory, the concept of an element, or a point, generalizes the more usual set theoretic concept of an element of a set to an object of any category. ...
  8. A chemical element is a pure chemical substance consisting of one type of atom distinguished by its atomic number, which is the number of protons in its nucleus. Common examples of elements are iron, copper, silver, gold, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. ...
  9. An element of a crime (collectively called elements of crime) is a basic set of common law principles regarding criminal liability that, with few exceptions, constitute the essential elements to prove that the defendant committed a crime under United States law. ...
  10. In mathematics, an element or member of a set is any one of the distinct objects that make up that set.
  11. Bimbo Jones is a UK dance music group comprising producers Lee Dagger and Marc JB and vocalist Katherine Ellis. Known for their remix work and white label releases, they produced a remix of Meck's 2006 UK number-one single "Thunder in My Heart Again". ...
  12. ELEMENT is a Norwegian record production and songwriting team, consisting of Hitesh Ceon and Kim Ofstad. The latest productions of the team include two songs for U.K. ...
  13. One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based; Any one of the simplest chemical substances that cannot be decomposed in a chemical reaction or by any chemical means and made up of atoms ...
  14. (Elements) Single lens piece of glass that the component parts of all compound lenses.
  15. (elements) the components of a piece.
  16. (ELEMENTS) Earth, air, fire, and water, plus spirit, which includes them all. These are regarded as realms or categories of nature (both material and non-material) and are not to be confused with the physicists table of elements, which the modern witch, of course, accepts.
  17. The five elements – earth, water, fire, air and space – can be understood on many levels. For beginning Aro students, the relevant understanding is the transformation of the five elemental neuroses (territoriality, aggression, neediness, anxiety, and depression) into the five elemental wisdoms ( ...
  18. (elements()) Returns an enumeration of the values in this dictionary.
  19. (Elements) Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit or Akasha
  20. (Elements) The various devices and emblems seen on coins.
  21. (elements) Ancients believed that the universe consisted of four primary elements, air, earth, fire and water from which the triplicities (also called elements), a four-fold division of the zodiac, are derived. ...
  22. (Elements) Also known as triplicity, the elements are Fire, Earth, Air and Water. The twelve signs of the zodiac are divided amongst the elements: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are Fire; Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo are Earth; Libra, Aquarius and Gemini are Air; Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are Water.
  23. The elements are Fire, Earth, Air, and Water.
  24. (4 Elements) Solve puzzles in a top game
  25. (ELEMENTS) (TRIPLICITIES) relate to the fundamental 4 types of energy emitted by the constellations and described as by nature of fire, earth, air or water. The number of planets found in each of the zodiacal signs at our birth is a factor recorded in a Chart.