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Component vs. Feature

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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.’;

Featurenoun

(obsolete) One's structure or make-up: form, shape, bodily proportions.

Componentadjective

Making up a larger whole; as a component word.

Featurenoun

An important or main item.

Componentadjective

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

Featurenoun

(media) A long, prominent article or item in the media, or the department that creates them; frequently used technically to distinguish content from news.

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Componentadjective

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

‘The component parts of natural bodies.’;

Featurenoun

Any of the physical constituents of the face (eyes, nose, etc.).

Componentnoun

A constituent part; an ingredient.

Featurenoun

(computing) A beneficial capability of a piece of software.

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’;

Featurenoun

The cast or structure of anything, or of any part of a thing, as of a landscape, a picture, a treaty, or an essay; any marked peculiarity or characteristic.

‘one of the features of the landscape’;

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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’;

Featurenoun

(archaeology) Something discerned from physical evidence that helps define, identify, characterize, and interpret an archeological site.

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’;

Featurenoun

(engineering) Characteristic forms or shapes of parts. For example, a hole, boss, slot, cut, chamfer, or fillet.

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’;

Featurenoun

An individual measurable property or characteristic of a phenomenon being observed.

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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’;

Featurenoun

(music) The act of being featured in a piece of music.

Componentadjective

constituting part of a larger whole; constituent

‘the component elements of the armed forces’;

Featurenoun

(linguistics) The elements into which linguistic units can be broken down.

Featureverb

(transitive) To ascribe the greatest importance to something within a certain context.

Featureverb

(transitive) To star, to contain.

Featureverb

(intransitive) To appear, to make an appearance.

Featureverb

To have features resembling.

Featurenoun

The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the whole turn or style of the body; esp., good appearance.

‘What needeth it his feature to descrive?’; ‘Cheated of feature by dissembling nature.’;

Featurenoun

The make, cast, or appearance of the human face, and especially of any single part of the face; a lineament. (pl.) The face, the countenance.

‘It is for homely features to keep home.’;

Featurenoun

The cast or structure of anything, or of any part of a thing, as of a landscape, a picture, a treaty, or an essay; any marked peculiarity or characteristic; as, one of the features of the landscape.

‘And to her service bind each living creatureThrough secret understanding of their feature.’;

Featurenoun

A form; a shape.

‘So scented the grim feature, and upturnedHis nostril wide into the murky air.’;

Featurenoun

a prominent aspect of something;

‘the map showed roads and other features’; ‘generosity is one of his best characteristics’;

Featurenoun

the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin;

‘an expression of pleasure crossed his features’; ‘his lineaments were very regular’;

Featurenoun

the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater;

‘the feature tonight is `Casablanca'’;

Featurenoun

a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine;

‘they ran a feature on retirement planning’;

Featurenoun

an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles

Featureverb

have as a feature;

‘This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France’;

Featureverb

wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner;

‘she was sporting a new hat’;

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