element


element
noun
1 one part of sth
ADJECTIVE
basic, core, critical, crucial, decisive, distinctive, essential, fundamental, important, key, main, major, necessary, principal, significant, vital
considerable, large

There is a considerable element of danger in her job.

dominant

The promise of tax cuts became the dominant element in the campaign.

fringe

These ideas are not just the province of a fringe element in the party.

competitive

There is too much of a competitive element in the sales department.

disparate, diverse

the disparate elements brought together in these paintings

racial, sexual

Police say there may have been a racial element to the attacks.

human

He emphasizes the human element of the story.

constituent, constitutive (esp. AmE)

the constituent elements of the universe

functional, structural
architectural, decorative, design, musical, visual

the narrative and decorative elements in Pop art

VERB + ELEMENT
be, comprise, constitute, form
contain, have, include, involve

These stories do contain an element of truth.

blend, combine, fuse, incorporate, integrate, mix

an offbeat theatrical production that combines elements of fantasy and satire

a visual style that fuses film noir elements with traditional horror

add, introduce
PREPOSITION
element in

This constitutes one of the key elements in their reform package.

element of

Practical work will form a major element of the syllabus.

There may have been an element of jealousy in her response.

2 the elements bad weather
VERB + THE ELEMENTS
brave

I put on my thick coat ready to brave the elements.

battle, battle against

He told us stories of how he had battled the elements on his mountaineering trips.

be exposed to, be open to

The place was completely exposed to the elements.

be protected from, be sheltered from
PHRASES
protection from the elements, shelter from the elements

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  • Element — El e*ment, n. [F. [ e]l[ e]ment, L. elementum.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. One of the ultimate …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • élément — ÉLÉMENT. s. m. Corps simple qui entre dans la composition des corps mixtes. Les quatre élémens. L élément du feu. L élément de l eau. L élément de l air. L élément de la terre. Élément chaud et sec. Élément froid et humide, etc. Le mélange des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • Element — (marque) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Élément. Element est une marque de skateboard créée en 1992. Le pro skateur qui y est généralement associé est Bam Margera. Parmi les autres skateurs célèbres roulant pour Element, citons Mike Vallely,… …   Wikipédia en Français


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