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com·po·nent

component

 
 
pronunciation:
km po nnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun, adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: a part or element of a whole; constituent.
One of the engine's components is damaged.Vegetables are an important component of a healthy diet.Oxygen and hydrogen are the chemical components that make up the water molecule.
 
synonyms:
constituent, division, element, ingredient, part
similar words:
fraction, item, member, piece, portion, section, segment, share
Word Combinations  About this feature
adjective + (n.)component active, affective, basic, behavioral, biological, chemical, cognitive, composite, comprehensive, critical, crucial, distinct, educational, electrical, electronic, emotional, essential, functional, fundamental, genetic, important, individual, instructional, integral, integrated, key, main, major, mechanical, multiple, necessary, optical, organic, overall, primary, principal, psychological, reserve, separate, specific, structural, valuable, various, visual, vital  [See all][See only the most frequent]
verb + (n.)component assemble, assess, comprise, consist, identify, include, incorporate, integrate
(n.)component + verb highlight
noun + (n.)component Help aluminum, anxiety, assembly, carbon, core, curriculum, database, ecosystem, engine, evaluation, fiber, fitness, fork, hardware, instruction, interaction, intervention, literacy, preparation, prevention, rotation, stereo, supplier, suspension, travel, turbine, variance, variation [See all][See only the most frequent]
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: acting as a component; belonging to; composing.
the component parts of an airplane engine
synonyms:
constituent
similar words:
fractional, integral
Word Combinations  About this feature
(adj.)component + noun agent, contrast, direction, engineer, equipment, factor, group, growth, input, locality, measure, missionary, model, ownership, part, plant, scale, score, series, skill, solution, subject, television, video, writing  [See all][See only the most frequent]
Word Parts  About this feature
The word component contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
syn-