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Macroelement vs. Element

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Macroelementnoun

(biochemistry) Any chemical element for which the human body has a daily requirement of greater than about 100mg

Elementnoun

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

‘Letters are the elements of written language.’;

Elementnoun

(chemistry) Any one of the simplest chemical substances that cannot be decomposed in a chemical reaction or by any chemical means and made up of atoms all having the same number of protons.

Elementnoun

One of the four basic building blocks of matter in theories of ancient philosophers and alchemists: water, earth, fire, and air.

Elementnoun

(legal) A required aspect or component of a cause of action. A deed is regarded as a violation of law only if each element can be proved.

Elementnoun

(set theory) One of the objects in a set.

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Elementnoun

Any of the teeth of a zip fastener.

Elementnoun

A small part of the whole.

‘an element of doubt;’; ‘an element of the picture’;

Elementnoun

Atmospheric forces such as strong winds and rains.

‘exposed to the elements’;

Elementnoun

A place or state of being that an individual or object is best suited to.

‘to be in one's element’;

Elementnoun

The bread and wine taken at Holy Communion.

Elementnoun

A group of people within a larger group having a particular common characteristic.

‘You sometimes find the hooligan element at football matches.’;

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Elementnoun

A component in electrical equipment, often in the form of a coil, having a high resistance, thereby generating heat when a current is passed through it.

‘The element in this electric kettle can heat the water in under a minute.’;

Elementnoun

(computing) One of the conceptual objects in a markup language, usually represented in text by tags.

Elementverb

(obsolete) To compound of elements.

Elementverb

(obsolete) To constitute and be the elements of.

Elementnoun

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

Elementnoun

One of the ultimate, undecomposable constituents of any kind of matter. Specifically: (Chem.) A substance which cannot be decomposed into different kinds of matter by any means at present employed; as, the elements of water are oxygen and hydrogen.

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Elementnoun

One of the ultimate parts which are variously combined in anything; as, letters are the elements of written language; hence, also, a simple portion of that which is complex, as a shaft, lever, wheel, or any simple part in a machine; one of the essential ingredients of any mixture; a constituent part; as, quartz, feldspar, and mica are the elements of granite.

‘The simplicity which is so large an element in a noble nature was laughed to scorn.’;

Elementnoun

One out of several parts combined in a system of aggregation, when each is of the nature of the whole; as, a single cell is an element of the honeycomb.

Elementnoun

One of the simplest essential parts, more commonly called cells, of which animal and vegetable organisms, or their tissues and organs, are composed.

Elementnoun

An infinitesimal part of anything of the same nature as the entire magnitude considered; as, in a solid an element may be the infinitesimal portion between any two planes that are separated an indefinitely small distance. In the calculus, element is sometimes used as synonymous with differential.

Elementnoun

One of the necessary data or values upon which a system of calculations depends, or general conclusions are based; as, the elements of a planet's orbit.

Elementnoun

The simplest or fundamental principles of any system in philosophy, science, or art; rudiments; as, the elements of geometry, or of music.

Elementnoun

Any outline or sketch, regarded as containing the fundamental ideas or features of the thing in question; as, the elements of a plan.

Elementnoun

One of the simple substances, as supposed by the ancient philosophers; one of the imaginary principles of matter.

‘Of elementsThe grosser feeds the purer: Earth the Sea;Earth and the Sea feed Air; the Air those FiresEthereal.’; ‘Does not our life consist of the four elements?’; ‘And the complexion of the element [i. e.,the sky or air]In favor's like the work we have in hand,Most bloody, fiery, and most terrible.’; ‘About twelve ounces [of food], with mere element for drink.’; ‘They show that they are out of their element.’;

Elementnoun

the conditions and movements of the air.

Elementnoun

The whole material composing the world.

‘The elements shall melt with fervent heat.’;

Elementnoun

The bread and wine used in the eucharist or Lord's supper.

Elementverb

To compound of elements or first principles.

Elementverb

To constitute; to make up with elements.

‘His very soul was elemented of nothing but sadness.’;

Elementnoun

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’;

Elementnoun

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

Elementnoun

one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe;

‘the alchemists believed that there were four elements’;

Elementnoun

the most favorable environment for a plant or animal;

‘water is the element of fishes’;

Elementnoun

the situation in which you are happiest and most effective;

‘in your element’;

Elementnoun

a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone

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