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Component vs. Componentry

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Componentnoun

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.’;

Componentrynoun

components generally

Componentadjective

Making up a larger whole; as a component word.

Componentadjective

Made up of smaller complete units in combination; as a component stereo.

Componentadjective

Serving, or helping, to form; composing; constituting; constituent.

‘The component parts of natural bodies.’;

Componentnoun

A constituent part; an ingredient.

Componentnoun

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’;

Componentnoun

something determined in relation to something that includes it;

‘he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself’; ‘I read a portion of the manuscript’; ‘the smaller component is hard to reach’;

Componentnoun

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’;

Componentnoun

a part or element of a larger whole, especially a part of a machine or vehicle

‘hydrogen is a component of all organic compounds’; ‘an assembly plant for imported components’;

Componentnoun

each of two or more forces, velocities, or other vectors acting in different directions which are together equivalent to a given vector

‘he resolved the motion into horizontal and vertical components’;

Componentadjective

constituting part of a larger whole; constituent

‘the component elements of the armed forces’;

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