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element [ 'elimənt] n.成分;要素;元素

element ['elimənt] 元素

产品科技含量 technological element of a product

Seating element 痤垫

Heating Element 发热元件

五行说 Theory of Five Elements

有限元分析 finite element analysis (FEA)

  建立商标图形要素国际分类维也纳协定 Vienna Agreement For Establishing And International Classification Of The Figurative Elements Of Marks

geographical representation element 地区代表制的成分

FEA(Finite Element Anlysis) 有限元分析

OSMINE Operations Systems Modification of Intelligent Network Elements 智能网络元件的操作系统修改

电机电器与供电 Motor Elements and Power Supply

泵油元件
pump element

滤清器滤芯
filter element

进气消声器元件
silencer element

整体式滤芯
integral filtering element

细滤器滤芯
filter element

换档元件
engaging element

空气滤蕊 Air Cleaner Element

Both hydrogen and oxygen are elements.
氢和氧都是化学元素。

Honesty, industry and kindness are elements of a good life.
诚实、勤劳和善良是幸福生活的要素。

If improved online education is combined with other elements good results can be achieved.
如果经过改善了的网上教育与其他一些因素结合在一起,效果就更佳。

A general impression sometimes unconsciously takes account of the important elements which are not taken into account by an analysis.
总体印象有时倒会无意识地把一些分析时往往被忽略的重要因素考虑了进去。

The single most important element that separates ordinary photographs from good photographs is the lighting.
区分普通摄影作品与摄影佳作的惟一最重要的因素就是看爆光如何。

We’re trying to develop an all-embracing policy which deals with every element of education.
我们正试着制订一项能解决教育各方面问题的全面政策。

It is the general rule, that all superior men inherit the elements of superiority from their mother.
一切优秀的人通常都从他们母亲那里继承优良的因素。

The first element of success is the determination to succeed.
成功的首要因素是要有成功的决心。

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.
Thomas Carlyle British essayist and historian
沉默是造就伟大速写的因素。
英国散文家、历史学家卡莱尔.T.

成份 [chéng fèn] /composition/ingredients/element/makeup/

分子 [fèn zi ] /(math.) numerator (in fractions)/members of a class or group/political elements (such as intellectuals or extremists)/

崮 [gù] /(element in mountain names)/

素 [sù] /plain/element/

武装分子 [wǔ zhuāng fèn zǐ] /armed elements/gunmen/

因素 [yīn sù] /element/factor/

元件 [yuán jiàn] /element/component/

元素 [yuán sù] /element/element of a set/chemical element/

组成 [zǔ chéng] /component/part/element/constitute/make up/

Many an old firm was replaced by a limited liability company with a bureaucracy of salaried managers.
许多旧式公司被责任有限公司所取代,由领薪经理构成其管理机构。
The change met the technical requirements of the new age by engaging a large professional element and prevented the decline in efficiency that so commonly spoiled the fortunes of family firms in the second and third generation after the energetic founders.
这种变革通过聘用大量专业人员来适应新时代的技术要求,并防止了效率的降低,而在过去这种低效率使得许多旧式家族企业在精力充沛的创业者之后的第二、三代手中破产倒闭。
It was moreover a step away from individual initiative, towards collectivism and municipal and state-owned business.
而且这也是公司摆脱个体创造,走向集体化和市营、国营迈出的一步。

The growth of the limited liability company and municipal business had important consequences.
有限责任公司及市政企业的发展导致了重大后果。
Such large, impersonal manipulation of capital and industry greatly increased the numbers and importance of shareholders as a class, an element in national life representing irresponsible wealth detached from the land and the duties of the landowners; and almost equally detached from the responsible management of business.
对资本与企业的如此大规模的非个人操纵大大地增加了作为一个阶级的持股人的数量及其地位的重要性。他们在国民生活中代表着非责任性的财富,与土地及土地所有者责任相分离,几乎也同样与企业的责任经营相分离。

{adj: aleatory} dependent on chance
"the aleatory element in life"

{adj: allotropic, allotropical} of or related to or exhibiting allotropism
"carbon and sulfur and phosphorus are allotropic elements"

{adj: alloyed} (used of metals) debased by mixture with an inferior element

{adj: anchoritic, eremitic, eremitical, hermitic, hermitical} characterized by ascetic solitude
"the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony"
"his hermitic existence"

{adj: angry, furious, raging, tempestuous, wild} (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
"angry clouds on the horizon"
"furious winds"
"the raging sea"

{adj: atomistic, atomistical} divided into separate and often disparate elements
<-> holistic

{adj: binary} consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms) or based on two
"a binary star is a system in which two stars revolve around each other"
"a binary compound"
"the binary number system has two as its base"

{adj: bipartite, two-part, two-way} involving two parts or elements
"a bipartite document"
"a two-way treaty"

{adj: bound} held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
<-> free

{adj: chief, main, primary, principal} most important element
"the chief aim of living"
"the main doors were of solid glass"
"the principal rivers of America"
"the principal example"
"policemen were primary targets"

{adj: clean, unobjectionable} (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers
"good clean fun"
"a clean joke"
<-> dirty

{adj: close} at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
"close to noon"
"how close are we to town?"
"a close formation of ships"
<-> distant

{adj: combinatorial} relating to the combination and arrangement of elements in sets

{adj: composed} made up of individual elements
"if perception is seen as composed of isolated sense data..."

{adj: compound} consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
"soap is a compound substance"
"housetop is a compound word"
"a blackberry is a compound fruit"

{adj: conglomerate} composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass
"the conglomerate peoples of New England"

{adj: connecting, copulative} syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence
"`and' is a copulative conjunction"

{adj: contentious} involving or likely to cause controversy
"a central and contentious element of the book"- Tim W.Ferfuson

{adj: contrastive} syntactically establishing a relation of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence
"disjunctive conjunctions like `but', `or', or `though' serve a contrastive function"

{adj: cosmologic, cosmological} pertaining to the branch of philosophy dealing with the elements and laws and especially the characteristics of the universe such as space and time and causality
"cosmologic philosophy"
"a cosmological argument is an argument that the universe demands the admission of an adequate external cause which is God"

{adj: critical, vital} urgently needed; absolutely necessary
"a critical element of the plan"
"critical medical supplies"
"vital for a healthy society"
"of vital interest"

{adj: demythologized, demythologised} having mythical elements removed

{adj: diacritic, diacritical} capable of distinguishing
"students having superior diacritic powers"
"the diacritic elements in culture"- S.F.Nadel

{adj: direct} lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact
"the direct opposite"

{adj: disintegrative} tending to cause breakup into constituent elements or parts
<-> integrative

{adj: disjoint} having no elements in common

{adj: disjunct, isolated} marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements
"little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara"- Scientific Monthly

{adj: disparate} including markedly dissimilar elements
"a disparate aggregate of creeds and songs and prayers"

{adj: easy} free from worry or anxiety
"knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy"
"an easy good-natured manner"
"by the time the chsild faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words"
<-> uneasy

{adj: elemental} relating to or being an element
"elemental sulphur"

{adj: elliptic, elliptical} characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements
"the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"
"the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor

{adj: floral} of or relating to the plant life in a particular region
"characteristic alpine floral elements"

{adj: heterogeneous, heterogenous} consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
"the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"
<-> homogeneous

{adj: homogenized, homogenised} formed by blending unlike elements especially by reducing one element to particles and dispersing them throughout another substance

{adj: impure} combined with extraneous elements
<-> pure

{adj: integrative} combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole
<-> disintegrative

{adj: intricate} having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate
"intricate lacework"

{adj: metalloid} of or being a nonmetallic element that has some of the properties of metal
"arsenic is a metalloid element"

{adj: mineral} relating to minerals
"mineral elements"
"mineral deposits"

{adj: moderated, qualified} having elements or qualities mixed in proper or suitable proportions; especially made less severe
"justice moderated with mercy"

{adj: monatomic, monoatomic} of or relating to an element consisting of a single atom
"helium and argon are monatomic gases"

{adj: naturally occurring} existing by nature and without artificial aid
"one of the 93 naturally occurring chemical elements"

{adj: nonmetallic, nonmetal} not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal
"nonmetallic elements"
<-> metallic

{adj: odoriferous} giving off an odor
"the odoriferous elements in perfume"

{adj: ordered} having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements succeeding in order according to rule
"an ordered sequence"
<-> disordered

{adj: plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed} not mixed with extraneous elements
"plain water"
"sheer wine"
"not an unmixed blessing"

{adj: pure} free of extraneous elements of any kind
"pure air and water"
"pure gold"
"pure primary colors"
"the violin's pure and lovely song"
"pure tones"
"pure oxygen"
<-> impure

{adj: quantitative} (of verse) having a metric system based on relative duration of syllables
"in typical Greek and Latin verse of the classical period the rhymic system is based on some arrangement of long and short elements"
<-> syllabic, accentual

{adj: ruffianly, tough} violent and lawless
"the more ruffianly element"
"tough street gangs"

{adj: simplex} having only one part or element
"a simplex word has no affixes and is not part of a compound--like `boy' compared with `boyish' or `house' compared with `houseboat'"

{adj: specific} being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides
"quinine is highly specific for malaria"
"a specific remedy"
"a specific stain is one having a specific affinity for particular structural elements"
<-> nonspecific

{adj: stabilizing, stabilising} causing to become stable
"the family is one of the great stabilizing elements in society"

{adj: structural} affecting or involved in structure or construction
"the structural details of a house such as beams and joists and rafters; not ornamental elements"
"structural damage"

{adj: synthetic, synthetical} involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis
"limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"- P.S.Welch
<-> analytic

{adj: synthetic} systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
<-> analytic

{adj: telluric} of or relating to or containing the chemical element tellurium

{adj: tempered} adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element
"criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"
<-> untempered

{adj: ternary, treble, triple, triplex} having three units or components or elements
"a ternary operation"
"a treble row of red beads"
"overcrowding made triple sessions necessary"
"triple time has three beats per measure"
"triplex windows"

{adj: transactinide} of or belonging to the elements with atomic numbers greater than 103

{adj: triangular, trilateral, tripartite, three-party, three-way} involving three parties or elements
"the triangular mother-father-child relationship"
"a trilateral agreement"
"a tripartite treaty"
"a tripartite division"
"a three-way playoff"

{adj: ultimate} being the last or concluding element of a series
"the ultimate sonata of that opus"
"a distinction between the verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable"

{adj: umbrella} covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups
"an umbrella organization"
"umbrella insurance coverage"

{adj: unary} consisting of or involving a single element or component
"in a unary operation in a mathematical system one element is used to yield a single result"

{adj: uncontaminated, unpolluted} free from admixture with noxious elements; clean
"unpolluted streams"
"a contaminated lake"

{adj: woven} made or constructed by interlacing threads or strips of material or other elements into a whole
"woven fabrics"
"woven baskets"
"the incidents woven into the story"
"folk songs woven into a symphony"
<-> unwoven

{adv: furiously} (of the elements) in a wild and stormy manner
"winds were blowing furiously"

{adv: peculiarly, particularly} uniquely or characteristically
"these peculiarly cinematic elements"
"a peculiarly French phenomenon"
"everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him"- John Knowles

{n: Ailey, Alvin Ailey} United States choreographer noted for his use of African elements (born in 1931)

{n: Aum Shinrikyo, Aum, Supreme Truth} a terrorist organization whose goal is to take over Japan and then the world; based on a religion founded in 1987 that combines elements of Buddhism with Christianity
"in 1995 Aum members released deadly sarin gas on a Tokyo subway train"

{n: Berzelius, Jons Jakob Berzelius} Swedish chemist who discovered three new elements and determined the atomic weights of many others (1779-1848)

{n: Boyle, Robert Boyle} Irish chemist who established that air has weight and whose definitions of chemical elements and chemical reactions helped to dissociate chemistry from alchemy (1627-1691)

{n: Cultural Revolution, Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution} a radical reform in China initiated by Mao Zedong in 1965 and carried out largely by the Red Guard; intended to eliminate counterrevolutionary elements in the government it resulted in purges of the intellectuals and socioeconomic chaos

{n: Davy, Humphrey Davy, Sir Humphrey Davy} English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)

{n: Dvorak, Antonin Dvorak} Czech composer who combined folk elements with traditional forms (1841-1904)

{n: Ea} the Babylonian god of wisdom; son of Apsu and father of Marduk; counterpart of the Sumerian Enki; as one of the supreme triad including Anu and Bel he was assigned control of the watery element

{n: Euphausiacea, order Euphausiacea} small commonly luminescent crustaceans; important element of marine plankton: krill

{n: Gnosticism} a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches

{n: Hevesy, George Charles Hevesy de Hevesy} Hungarian chemist who studied radioisotopes and was one of the discoverers of the element hafnium (1885-1966)

{n: Jacobinism} the ideology of the most radical element of the French Revolution that instituted the Reign of Terror

{n: Joliot, Jean-Frederic Joliot, Joliot-Curie, Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie} French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)

{n: Joliot-Curie, Irene Joliot-Curie} French physicist who (with her husband) synthesized new chemical elements (1897-1956)

{n: Klaproth, Martin Heinrich Klaproth} German chemist who pioneered analytical chemistry and discovered three new elements (1743-1817)

{n: Lamaism, Tibetan Buddhism} a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanism

{n: Lashkar-e-Omar, Al Qanoon} a terrorist organization formed in Pakistan in 2002 as a coalition of extremist Islamic militant groups including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Jaish-e-Muhammad and elements of al-Qaeda

{n: Mandaeanism, Mandeanism} a Gnostic religion originating the 2nd and 3rd centuries that believes John the Baptist was the Messiah and that incorporates Jewish and Christian elements into a framework of dualistic beliefs

{n: Manichaeism, Manichaeanism} a religion founded by Manes the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000

{n: McGuffin, MacGuffin} (film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot
"the McGuffin was a key element of Alfred Hitchcock's films"

{n: Mendeleyev, Mendeleev, Dmitri Mendeleyev, Dmitri Mendeleev, Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev, Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev} Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)

{n: Mosander, Carl Gustaf Mossander} Swedish chemist who discovered rare earth elements (1797-1858)

{n: Neoplatonism} a system of philosophical and theological doctrines composed of elements of Platonism and Aristotelianism and oriental mysticism; its most distinctive doctrine holds that the first principle and source of reality transcends being and thought and is naturally unknowable
"Neoplatonism was predominant in pagan Europe until the 6th century"
"Neoplatonism was a major influence on early Christian writers and on later medieval and Renaissance thought and on Islamic philosophy"

{n: Nichrome} an alloy of nickel and chromium with high electrical resistance and an ability to withstand high temperatures; used for resistance heating elements

{n: Sikhism} the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam

{n: Stereospondyli, order Stereospondyli} formerly a suborder of Stegocephalia; amphibia having vertebrae whose component elements are fused into a single piece
"most vertebrates are stereospondylous"

{n: Tantra, Tantrism} doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one's self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet

{n: Tantrism} movement within Buddhism combining elements of Hinduism and paganism

{n: Temnospondyli, order Temnospondyli} formerly a suborder of Stegocephalia; large Carboniferous and Permian amphibians having vertebrae in which some elements remain separate

{n: Unification Church} a Christian church (with some Buddhist elements) founded in 1954 by Sun Myung Moon and known for staging mass weddings and other communal activities

{n: abundance} (chemistry) the ratio of the total mass of an element in the earth's crust to the total mass of the earth's crust; expressed as a percentage or in parts per million

{n: abundance} (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present

{n: actinide series} (chemistry) a series of 15 radioactive elements with increasing atomic numbers from actinium to lawrencium

{n: actinium, Ac, atomic number 89} a radioactive element of the actinide series; found in uranium ores

{n: actinoid, actinide, actinon} any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103

{n: affix} a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form

{n: air} once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

{n: allotrope} a structurally different form of an element
"graphite and diamond are allotropes of carbon"

{n: allotropy, allotropism} the phenomenon of an element existing in two or more physical forms

{n: alloy iron, alloy cast iron} cast iron containing alloying elements (usually nickel or chromium or copper or molybdenum) to increase the strength or facilitate heat treatment

{n: alloy steel} steel who characteristics are determined by the addition of other elements in addition to carbon

{n: alloy, metal} a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
"brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"

{n: aluminum, aluminium, Al, atomic number 13} a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite

{n: americium, Am, atomic number 95} a radioactive transuranic metallic element; discovered by bombarding uranium with helium atoms

{n: antimony, Sb, atomic number 51} a metallic element having four allotropic forms; used in a wide variety of alloys; found in stibnite

{n: arsenic, As, atomic number 33} a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar

{n: arsenide} a compound of arsenic with a more positive element

{n: aspect, facet} a distinct feature or element in a problem
"he studied every facet of the question"

{n: astatine, At, atomic number 85} a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium

{n: atom bomb, atomic bomb, A-bomb, fission bomb, plutonium bomb} a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)

{n: atomic mass} (chemistry) the mass (in atomic mass units) of an isotope of an element

{n: atomic number} the order of an element in Mendeleyev's table of the elements; equal to the number of protons in the nucleus or electrons in the neutral state of an atom of an element

{n: atomic spectrum} (physics) a spectrum of radiation caused by electron transitions within an atom; the series of spectrum lines is characteristic of the element

{n: atomic weight, relative atomic mass} (chemistry) the ratio of the atomic mass of an element to half the atomic mass of carbon

{n: atomism} (psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association

{n: atom} (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element

{n: attack} the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
"the film was sensitive to attack by acids"
"open to attack by the elements"

{n: audio} the sound elements of television

{n: azide} a chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical

{n: bare bones} (plural) the most basic facts or elements
"he told us only the bare bones of the story"

{n: barium, Ba, atomic number 56} a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite

{n: bar} a heating element in an electric fire
"an electric fire with three bars"

{n: bastnasite, bastnaesite} a yellow-to-brown mineral that is a source of rare earth elements

{n: be-all and end-all, be all and end all} the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim
"profit is the be-all and end-all of business"

{n: berkelium, Bk, atomic number 97} a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding americium with helium

{n: beryllium, Be, glucinium, atomic number 4} a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element

{n: binary compound} chemical compound composed of only two elements

{n: bismuth, Bi, atomic number 83} a heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically); usually recovered as a by-product from ores of other metals

{n: black humor, black humour} the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect

{n: bohrium, Bh, element 107, atomic number 107} a transuranic element

{n: boron, B, atomic number 5} a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder

{n: bromine, Br, atomic number 35} a nonmetallic largely pentavalent heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water

{n: bronze} an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin

{n: burner} the heating elements of a stove or range on which pots and pans are placed for cooking
"the electric range had one large burner and three smaller one"

{n: cache, memory cache} (computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics

{n: cadmium, Cd, atomic number 48} a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores

{n: calcium, Ca, atomic number 20} a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals

{n: californium, Cf, atomic number 98} a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles

{n: carbide} a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element

{n: carbon, C, atomic number 6} an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds

{n: cardinal number, cardinal} the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order

{n: cardinality} (mathematics) the number of elements in a set or group (considered as a property of that grouping)

{n: carpel} a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil

{n: cerium, Ce, atomic number 58} a ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series; used in lighter flints; the most abundant of the rare-earth group

{n: cesium, caesium, Cs, atomic number 55} a soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal

{n: chemical analysis, qualitative analysis} the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements

{n: 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

{n: chlorine, Cl, atomic number 17} a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)

{n: chromium, Cr, atomic number 24} a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing

{n: cobalt, Co, atomic number 27} a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition

{n: combination} the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order

{n: comma} a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence

{n: complexion} (obsolete) a combination of elements (of dryness and warmth or of the four humors) that was once believed to determine a person's health and temperament

{n: component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient} 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"

{n: component, constituent, element} 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"

{n: compound eye} in insects and some crustaceans: composed of many light-sensitive elements each forming a portion of an image

{n: compound, chemical compound} (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

{n: compound} a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

{n: computer architecture} the art of assembling logical elements into a computing device; the specification of the relation between parts of a computer system

{n: configuration, constellation} an arrangement of parts or elements
"the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"

{n: confusion} an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended
"the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"

{n: coordination} the regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation

{n: copper, Cu, atomic number 29} a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor

{n: cross-pollination} stimulating influence among diverse elements
"the cross-pollination of the arts"

{n: crossover} the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience
"a jazz-classical crossover album"

{n: crystal} a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

{n: curium, Cm, atomic number 96} a radioactive transuranic metallic element; produced by bombarding plutonium with helium nuclei

{n: cytopenia} a deficiency of some cellular element of the blood

{n: dark comedy} a comedy characterized by grim or satiric humor; a comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements

{n: darmstadtium, Ds, element 110, atomic number 110} a radioactive transuranic element

{n: detector, sensor, sensing element} any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner

{n: determinant, determiner, determinative, determining factor, causal factor} a determining or causal element or factor
"education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"

{n: diagonal matrix} a square matrix with all elements not on the main diagonal equal to zero

{n: diagonalization, diagonalisation} changing a square matrix to diagonal form (with all non-zero elements on the principal diagonal)
"the diagonalization of a normal matrix by a unitary transformation"

{n: digit, figure} one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
"0 and 1 are digits"

{n: direct sum} a union of two disjoint sets in which every element is the sum of an element from each of the disjoint sets

{n: displacement, displacement reaction} (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound

{n: dualism} the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil

{n: dubnium, Db, hahnium, element 105, atomic number 105} a transuranic element

{n: dysprosium, Dy, atomic number 66} a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; forms compounds that are highly magnetic

{n: earth} once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

{n: einsteinium, Es, E, atomic number 99} a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons

{n: electric blanket} a blanket containing and electric heating element that can be controlled to the desired temperature by a rheostat

{n: electromotive series, electromotive force series, electrochemical series} a serial arrangement of metallic elements or ions according to their electrode potentials determined under specified conditions; the order shows the tendency of one metal to reduce the ions of any other metal below it in the series

{n: element of a cone} a straight line joining the apex and a point on the base

{n: element of a cylinder} a straight line running the length of the cylinder

{n: elements} violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements)
"they felt the full fury of the elements"

{n: element} a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone

{n: element} one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe
"the alchemists believed that there were four elements"

{n: element} the most favorable environment for a plant or animal
"water is the element of fishes"

{n: element} the situation in which you are happiest and most effective
"in your element"

{n: empirical formula} a chemical formula showing the ratio of elements in a compound rather than the total number of atoms

{n: equivalent, equivalent weight, combining weight, eq} the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen

{n: erbium, Er, atomic number 68} a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs with yttrium

{n: europium, Eu, atomic number 63} a bivalent and trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group

{n: exposure} vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain
"exposure to the weather" or "they died from exposure";

{n: fermium, Fm, atomic number 100} a radioactive transuranic metallic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons

{n: field} (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1
"the set of all rational numbers is a field"

{n: fine structure} the presence of groups of closely spaced spectrum lines observed in the atomic spectrum of certain elements
"the fine structure results from slightly different energy levels"

{n: fire} once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

{n: first, number one, number 1} the first element in a countable series
"the first of the month"

{n: fluorine, F, atomic number 9} a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite

{n: formula, chemical formula} a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements

{n: form} an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse
"the essay was in the form of a dialogue"
"he first sketches the plot in outline form"

{n: francium, Fr, atomic number 87} a radioactive element of the alkali-metal group discovered as a disintegration product of actinium

{n: function, mathematical function} a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set

{n: gadolinium, Gd, atomic number 64} a ductile silvery-white ductile ferromagnetic trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group

{n: gallium, Ga, atomic number 31} a rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element; brittle at low temperatures but liquid above room temperature; occurs in trace amounts in bauxite and zinc ores

{n: germanium, Ge, atomic number 32} a brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors; occurs in germanite and argyrodite

{n: gestalt} a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts

{n: gold, Au, atomic number 79} a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia

{n: gram atom, gram-atomic weight} the quantity of an element whose weight in grams is numerically equal to the atomic weight of the element

{n: group, mathematical group} a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse

{n: hafnium, Hf, atomic number 72} a grey tetravalent metallic element that resembles zirconium chemically and is found in zirconium minerals; used in filaments for its ready emission of electrons

{n: halogen} any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions

{n: hassium, Hs, element 108, atomic number 108} a radioactive transuranic element

{n: heat of formation} the heat evolved or absorbed during the formation of one mole of a substance from its component elements

{n: heating element} the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat

{n: heating pad, hot pad} heater consisting of electrical heating elements contained in a flexible pad

{n: helium, He, atomic number 2} a very light colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; the most difficult gas to liquefy; occurs in economically extractable amounts in certain natural gases (as those found in Texas and Kansas)

{n: helix angle} the constant angle at which a helix cuts the elements of a cylinder or cone

{n: helix, spiral} a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle

{n: holmium, Ho, atomic number 67} a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs together with yttrium; forms highly magnetic compounds

{n: hydride} any binary compound formed by the union of hydrogen and other elements

{n: hydrogen, H, atomic number 1} a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe

{n: identity matrix, unit matrix} a scalar matrix in which all of the diagonal elements are unity

{n: identity, identity element, identity operator} an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates
"the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"

{n: imbrication, overlapping, lapping} covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

{n: immersion heater} a heating element that is immersed in the liquid that is to be heated (as in a hot-water tank)

{n: indium, In, atomic number 49} a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite

{n: infusion} the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality
"the team's continued success is attributable to a steady infusion of new talent"

{n: intersection, product, cartesian product} the set of elements common to two or more sets
"the set of red hats is the intersection of the set of hats and the set of red things"

{n: iodine, iodin, I, atomic number 53} a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)

{n: iridium, Ir, atomic number 77} a heavy brittle metallic element of the platinum group; used in alloys; occurs in natural alloys with platinum or osmium

{n: iron, Fe, atomic number 26} a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood

{n: joint, articulation, articulatio} (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)

{n: krypton, Kr, atomic number 36} a colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; occurs in trace amounts in air

{n: language system} a system of linguistic units or elements used in a particular language

{n: lanthanide series} the rare-earth elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71; having properties similar to lanthanum

{n: lanthanum, La, atomic number 57} a white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily; occurs in rare earth minerals and is usually classified as a rare earth

{n: law of constant proportion, law of definite proportions} (chemistry) law stating that every pure substance always contains the same elements combined in the same proportions by weight

{n: law of equivalent proportions, law of reciprocal proportions} (chemistry) law stating that the proportions in which two elements separately combine with a third element are also the proportions in which they combine together

{n: law of multiple proportions, Dalton's law} (chemistry) law stating that when two elements can combine to form more than one compound the amounts of one of them that combines with a fixed amount of the other will exhibit a simple multiple relation

{n: lawrencium, Lr, atomic number 103} a radioactive transuranic element synthesized from californium

{n: lead, Pb, atomic number 82} a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
"the children were playing with lead soldiers"

{n: link} (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list

{n: lithium, Li, atomic number 3} a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals

{n: logic element} an electronic device that performs an elementary logic operation

{n: lutetium, lutecium, Lu, atomic number 71} a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; usually occurs in association with yttrium

{n: macumba} a Brazilian religious cult of African origin; combines voodoo elements with singing a chanting and dancing

{n: magnesium, Mg, atomic number 12} a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)

{n: manganese, Mn, atomic number 25} a hard brittle grey polyvalent metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic; used in making steel; occurs in many minerals

{n: mapping, map, correspondence} a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set

{n: matrix} a rectangular array of elements (or entries) set out by rows and columns

{n: mechanical system} a system of elements that interact on mechanical principles

{n: meitnerium, Mt, element 109, atomic number 109} a radioactive transuranic element

{n: mendelevium, Md, Mv, atomic number 101} a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding einsteinium with alpha particles (Md is the current symbol for mendelevium but Mv was formerly the symbol)

{n: mercury, quicksilver, hydrargyrum, Hg, atomic number 80} a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures

{n: metallic element, metal} any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.

{n: metaplastic anemia, metaplastic anaemia} pernicious anemia in which the various formed elements in the blood are changed

{n: molecule} (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound

{n: molybdenum, Mo, atomic number 42} a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel

{n: monism} the doctrine that reality consists of a single basic substance or element


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