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Definitions of element

  1. To compound of elements or first principles. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To constitute; to make up with elements. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The first rules or principles of an art or science; rudiments; data; the bread and wine used at the Eucharist; those bodies which cannot be resolved by chemical analysis, and are therefore presumed to be simple; fire, air, earth, and water, to which some add ether, formerly supposed to constitute the world. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. The first rules or principles of any branch of knowledge; rudiments; data; an outline or sketch; the bread and wine used in the Eucharist or Lord's Supper. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. Rudiments. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The bread and wine of the Lord's Supper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Natural agencies, as of earth, air, fire, and water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe; "the alchemists believed that there were four elements" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the most favorable environment for a plant or animal; "water is the element of fishes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the situation in which you are happiest and most effective; "in your element" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. One of the ultimate, undecomposable constituents of any kind of matter. Specifically: (Chem.) A substance which cannot be decomposed into different kinds of matter by any means at present employed; as, the elements of water are oxygen and hydrogen. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. One of the ultimate parts which are variously combined in anything; as, letters are the elements of written language; hence, also, a simple portion of that which is complex, as a shaft, lever, wheel, or any simple part in a machine; one of the essential ingredients of any mixture; a constituent part; as, quartz, feldspar, and mica are the elements of granite. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. One out of several parts combined in a system of aggregation, when each is of the nature of the whole; as, a single cell is an element of the honeycomb. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. One of the smallest natural divisions of the organism, as a blood corpuscle, a muscular fiber. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. One of the simplest essential parts, more commonly called cells, of which animal and vegetable organisms, or their tissues and organs, are composed. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Sometimes a curve, or surface, or volume is considered as described by a moving point, or curve, or surface, the latter being at any instant called an element of the former. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. One of the terms in an algebraic expression. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. One of the necessary data or values upon which a system of calculations depends, or general conclusions are based; as, the elements of a planet's orbit. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The simplest or fundamental principles of any system in philosophy, science, or art; rudiments; as, the elements of geometry, or of music. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Any outline or sketch, regarded as containing the fundamental ideas or features of the thing in question; as, the elements of a plan. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. One of the simple substances, as supposed by the ancient philosophers; one of the imaginary principles of matter. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The four elements were, air, earth, water, and fire Webster Dictionary DB
  26. the conditions and movements of the air. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The whole material composing the world. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A first or main principle; one of the main parts of the physical world, as fire, water, air, etc.; natural environment, or life with which one is familiar; as, he is out of his element; ingredient; in chemistry, a substance which cannot be separated into other substances. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. A first principle: one of the essential parts of anything: an ingredient: the proper state or sphere of any thing or being:-pl. the rudiments of anything: (chem.) the simple bodies that have not been decomposed: among the ancients, fire, air, earth, and water, supposed to be the constituents of all things: the bread and wine used at the Communion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Elemental. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. First principle; simple constituent; ingredient; proper sphere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. A component; constituent; ingredient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. The natural sphere or environment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A form of matter which can not be decomposed by any known means. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. First principle; one of the simple constituent parts of a thing; the proper state or sphere of a thing; outline or sketch; moving cause or principle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. A simple substance; the first or constitnent principle of anything; an ingredient or constituent part; the proper sphere or state of anything. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. A substance that cannot be separated into simpler substances. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for element

  1. But the moment it is admitted that there is a beauty of form independent of the ideal element this theory can no longer stand. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  2. That element is blood. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
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