component part

Definitions of component part
  1. noun
    something determined in relation to something that includes it
    synonyms: component, constituent, moiety, part, portion
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    substance
    the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    language unit, linguistic unit
    one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
    item, point
    a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
    butt
    the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
    base, basis
    the most important or necessary part of something
    detail, item, particular
    a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    unit
    an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    member
    anything that belongs to a set or class
    balance, remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest
    something left after other parts have been taken away
    subpart
    a part of a part
    dregs
    the most worthless or undesirable part of something
    body substance
    the substance of the body
    living substance, protoplasm
    the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)
    discourse
    extended verbal expression in speech or writing
    word
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    syllable
    a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme
    lexeme
    a minimal unit (as a word or stem) in the lexicon of a language; `go' and `went' and `gone' and `going' are all members of the English lexeme `go'
    morpheme
    minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units
    formative
    minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function
    name
    a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    agenda item
    one of the items to be considered
    incidental
    an item that is incidental
    inventory item
    an item listed in an inventory
    line item
    an item in an appropriation bill
    news item
    an item in a newspaper
    place, position
    an item on a list or in a sequence
    collocation
    a grouping of words in a sentence
    phone, sound, speech sound
    (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    sign
    a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified
    high spot, highlight
    the most interesting or memorable part
    dregs, leftover, remnant
    a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
    chemistry
    the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object
    material, stuff
    the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    phlogiston
    a hypothetical substance once believed to be present in all combustible materials and to be released during burning
    mixture
    (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
    atom
    (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
    chemical element, 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
    activator
    (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription
    substrate
    the substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment
    element
    one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe
    medium
    an intervening substance through which something is achieved
    medium
    (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed
    fluid
    a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
    volatile
    a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
    essence
    any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
    accent
    a detail or feature that adds visual emphasis to or contrasts with its surroundings
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    relation
    an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
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