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Webster 1913 Edition


Component

Com-po′nent

(kŏm-pō′nent)
,
Adj.
[L.
componens
, p. pr. of
componere
. See
Compound
,
Verb.
T.
]
Serving, or helping, to form; composing; constituting; constituent.
The
component
parts of natural bodies.
Sir I. Newton.

Com-po′nent

,
Noun.
A constituent part; an ingredient.
Component of force
(Mech.)
,
a force which, acting conjointly with one or more forces, produces the effect of a single force or resultant; one of a number of forces into which a single force may be resolved.

Webster 1828 Edition


Component

COMPONENT

,
Adj.
Literally, setting or placing together; hence, composing; constituting; forming a compound; as the component parts of a plant or fossil substance; the component parts of a society.

Definition 2021


component

component

See also: componënt

English

Noun

component (plural components)

  1. A smaller, self-contained part of a larger entity. Often refers to a manufactured object that is part of a larger device.
    A CPU is a component of a computer.
    • 2013 September-October, Katie L. Burke, In the News”, in American Scientist:
      Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis: [] . The evolutionary precursor of photosynthesis is still under debate, and a new study sheds light. The critical component of the photosynthetic system is the water-oxidizing complex, made up of manganese atoms and a calcium atom.

Derived terms

  • componentless

Translations

Adjective

component (not comparable)

  1. Making up a larger whole; as a component word.
  2. Made up of smaller complete units in combination; as a component stereo.

Catalan

Verb

component

  1. present participle of compondre

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: com‧po‧nent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology

From Latin compōnēns, present participle of compōnō (assemble, put together).

Noun

component f, m (plural componenten, diminutive componentje n)

  1. component

Synonyms


Latin

Verb

component

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of componō

Romanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowing from Italian componente, German Komponente, from Latin compōnēns.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kom.poˈnent/

Noun

component n (plural componente)

  1. component

Declension

Noun

component m (plural componenți, feminine equivalent componentă)

  1. member of a team or other group

Declension

Adjective

component m, n (feminine singular componentă, masculine plural componenți, feminine and neuter plural componente)

  1. component

Declension