element

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Element is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Noun[change]

Singular
element

Plural
elements

  1. An element is one part of something bigger, such as a plan, an engine, or a business.
    He's the best salesman on our team, but he's only one element in our success.
  2. (chemistry) An element is one basic kind of substance, such as iron (Fe) oxygen (O) or sodium (Na).
    Water is made up of two elements: Hydrogen and Oxygen.

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