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Part vs. Element

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Partnoun

A portion; a component.

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.’;

Partnoun

A fraction of a whole. t

‘Gaul is divided into three parts.’;

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.

Partnoun

A distinct element of something larger.

‘The parts of a chainsaw include the chain, engine, and handle.’;

Elementnoun

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

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Partnoun

A group inside a larger group. t

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.

Partnoun

Share, especially of a profit.

‘I want my part of the bounty.’;

Elementnoun

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

Partnoun

A unit of relative proportion in a mixture.

‘The mixture comprises one part sodium hydroxide and ten parts water.’;

Elementnoun

Any of the teeth of a zip fastener.

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Partnoun

3.5 centiliters of one ingredient in a mixed drink.

Elementnoun

A small part of the whole.

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

Partnoun

A section of a document.

‘Please turn to Part I, Chapter 2.’;

Elementnoun

Atmospheric forces such as strong winds and rains.

‘exposed to the elements’;

Partnoun

A section of land; an area of a country or other territory; region.

Elementnoun

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

‘to be in one's element’;

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Partnoun

A factor.

‘3 is a part of 12.’;

Elementnoun

The bread and wine taken at Holy Communion.

Partnoun

(US) A room in a public building, especially a courtroom.

Elementnoun

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

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

Partnoun

Duty; responsibility.

‘to do one’s part’;

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.’;

Partnoun

Position or role (especially in a play).

‘We all have a part to play.’;

Elementnoun

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

Partnoun

(music) The melody played or sung by a particular instrument, voice, or group of instruments or voices, within a polyphonic piece.

‘The first violin part in this concerto is very challenging.’;

Elementverb

(obsolete) To compound of elements.

Partnoun

Each of two contrasting sides of an argument, debate etc.; "hand".

Elementverb

(obsolete) To constitute and be the elements of.

Partnoun

(US) The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions. t

‘The part of his hair was slightly to the left.’;

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.

Partnoun

(Judaism) In the Hebrew lunisolar calendar, a unit of time equivalent to 3⅓ seconds. s

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.

Partnoun

A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; usually in the plural with a collective sense.

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.’;

Partverb

(intransitive) To leave someone's company; to go way; to die; to get rid of something, stop using it.

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.

Partverb

To cut hair with a parting; shed.

Elementnoun

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

Partverb

(transitive) To divide in two.

‘to part the curtains’;

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.

Partverb

(intransitive) To be divided in two or separated; shed.

‘A rope parts.’; ‘His hair parts in the middle.’;

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.

Partverb

To divide up; to share.

Elementnoun

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

Partverb

(obsolete) To have a part or share; to partake.

Elementnoun

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

Partverb

To separate or disunite; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.

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.’;

Partverb

(obsolete) To hold apart; to stand or intervene between.

Elementnoun

the conditions and movements of the air.

Partverb

To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion.

‘to part gold from silver’;

Elementnoun

The whole material composing the world.

‘The elements shall melt with fervent heat.’;

Partverb

To leave; to quit.

Elementnoun

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

Partverb

To leave (an IRC channel).

Elementverb

To compound of elements or first principles.

Partadjective

Fractional; partial.

‘Fred was part owner of the car.’;

Elementverb

To constitute; to make up with elements.

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

Partadverb

Partly; partially; fractionally.

‘Part finished’;

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’;

Partnoun

One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything is divided, or regarded as divided; something less than a whole; a number, quantity, mass, or the like, regarded as going to make up, with others, a larger number, quantity, mass, etc., whether actually separate or not; a piece; a fragment; a fraction; a division; a member; a constituent.

‘And kept back part of the price, . . . and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles'feet.’; ‘Our ideas of extension and number - do they not contain a secret relation of the parts ?’; ‘I am a part of all that I have met.’;

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

Partnoun

An equal constituent portion; one of several or many like quantities, numbers, etc., into which anything is divided, or of which it is composed; proportional division or ingredient.

‘An homer is the tenth part of an ephah.’; ‘A thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom,And ever three parts coward.’;

Elementnoun

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’;

Partnoun

A constituent portion of a living or spiritual whole; a member; an organ; an essential element.

‘All the parts were formed . . . into one harmonious body.’; ‘The pulse, the glow of every part.’;

Elementnoun

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

‘the alchemists believed that there were four elements’;

Partnoun

That which belongs to one, or which is assumed by one, or which falls to one, in a division or apportionment; share; portion; lot; interest; concern; duty; office.

‘We have no part in David.’; ‘Accuse not Nature! she hath done her part;Do thou but thine.’; ‘Let me bearMy part of danger with an equal share.’;

Elementnoun

the most favorable environment for a plant or animal;

‘water is the element of fishes’;

Partnoun

A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; - usually in the plural with a collective sense.

‘Which maintained so politic a state of evil, that they will not admit any good part to intermingle with them.’;

Elementnoun

the situation in which you are happiest and most effective;

‘in your element’;

Partnoun

One of the opposing parties or sides in a conflict or a controversy; a faction.

‘For he that is not against us is on our part.’; ‘Make whole kingdoms take her brother's part.’;

Elementnoun

a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone

Partnoun

Quarter; region; district; - usually in the plural.

‘All parts resound with tumults, plaints, and fears.’;

Partnoun

A particular character in a drama or a play; an assumed personification; also, the language, actions, and influence of a character or an actor in a play; or, figuratively, in real life; as, to play the part of Macbeth. See To act a part, under Act.

‘That partWas aptly fitted and naturally performed.’; ‘It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf.’; ‘Honor and shame from no condition rise;Act well your part, there all the honor lies.’;

Partnoun

Such portion of any quantity, as when taken a certain number of times, will exactly make that quantity; as, 3 is a part of 12; - the opposite of multiple. Also, a line or other element of a geometrical figure.

Partnoun

One of the different melodies of a concerted composition, which heard in union compose its harmony; also, the music for each voice or instrument; as, the treble, tenor, or bass part; the violin part, etc.

Partverb

To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever.

‘There, [celestial love] parted into rainbow hues.’;

Partverb

To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share.

‘To part his throne, and share his heaven with thee.’; ‘They parted my raiment among them.’;

Partverb

To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.

‘The Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.’; ‘While he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.’; ‘The narrow seas that partThe French and English.’;

Partverb

To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants.

‘The stumbling night did part our weary powers.’;

Partverb

To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver.

‘The liver minds his own affair, . . .And parts and strains the vital juices.’;

Partverb

To leave; to quit.

‘Since presently your souls must part your bodies.’;

Partverb

To separate (a collection of objects) into smaller collections; as, to part one's hair in the middle.

Partverb

To be broken or divided into parts or pieces; to break; to become separated; to go asunder; as, rope parts; his hair parts in the middle.

Partverb

To go away; to depart; to take leave; to quit each other; hence, to die; - often with from.

‘He wrung Bassanio's hand, and so they parted.’; ‘He owned that he had parted from the duke only a few hours before.’; ‘His precious bag, which he would by no means part from.’;

Partverb

To perform an act of parting; to relinquish a connection of any kind; - followed by with or from; as, to part with one's money.

‘Celia, for thy sake, I partWith all that grew so near my heart.’; ‘Powerful hands . . . will not partEasily from possession won with arms.’; ‘It was strange to him that a father should feel no tenderness at parting with an only son.’;

Partverb

To have a part or share; to partake.

Partadverb

Partly; in a measure.

Partnoun

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’;

Partnoun

the extended spatial location of something;

‘the farming regions of France’; ‘religions in all parts of the world’; ‘regions of outer space’;

Partnoun

so far as concerns the actor specified;

‘it requires vigilance on our part’; ‘they resisted every effort on his part’;

Partnoun

something less than the whole of a human artifact;

‘the rear part of the house’; ‘glue the two parts together’;

Partnoun

one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;

‘the written part of the exam’; ‘the finance section of the company’; ‘the BBC's engineering division’;

Partnoun

the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group;

‘the function of a teacher’; ‘the government must do its part’; ‘play its role’;

Partnoun

a portion of a natural object;

‘they analyzed the river into three parts’; ‘he needed a piece of granite’;

Partnoun

an actor's portrayal of someone in a play;

‘she played the part of Desdemona’;

Partnoun

assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group;

‘he wanted his share in cash’;

Partnoun

any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor;

‘I am proud of my contribution to the team's success’; ‘they all did their share of the work’;

Partnoun

the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music;

‘he tried to sing the tenor part’;

Partnoun

a line where the hair is parted;

‘his part was right in the middle’;

Partverb

go one's own away; move apart;

‘The friends separated after the party’;

Partverb

discontinue an association or relation; go different ways;

‘The business partners broke over a tax question’; ‘The couple separated after 25 years of marriage’; ‘My friend and I split up’;

Partverb

leave;

‘The family took off for Florida’;

Partverb

come apart;

‘The two pieces that we had glued separated’;

Partverb

force, take, or pull apart;

‘He separated the fighting children’; ‘Moses parted the Red Sea’;

Partadverb

in part; in some degree; not wholly;

‘I felt partly to blame’; ‘He was partially paralyzed’;

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