component

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See also: componënt

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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”, 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.

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Adjective[edit]

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[edit]

Verb[edit]

component

  1. Present participle of compondre.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

component

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of componō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian componente, Latin componens

Noun[edit]

component m and n

  1. component

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Adjective[edit]

component m n

  1. component