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Definition of component noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

component

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noun
BrE BrE//kəmˈpəʊnənt//
 
; NAmE 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. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin component- ‘putting together’, from the verb componere, from com- ‘together’ + ponere ‘put’. Compare with compound.Extra examples Component failure was the cause of the accident. Individual components for the car can be very expensive. Our software is becoming a standard component of many computer systems. The researchers discovered a common component in all types of the organism. a crucial component in our success. A key component of the government’s plan is the integration of services. Car components are manufactured in the other factory.

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