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Definition of component noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

    

component

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noun
NAmE//kəmˈpoʊnənt//
 
 
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one of several parts of which something is made the components of a machine the car component industry Key components of the government's plan are… Trust is a vital component in any relationship.
component adjective [only before noun]
 
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Break the problem down into its component parts.