Meaning of ELEMENT in English

ELEMENT

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a crucial factor/part/element

The cost of the project is the crucial factor.

a key element/feature/component (= a very important part )

Advertising is a key element in the success of a product.

a vital part/element

Learning to play with other children is a vital part of growing up.

an element of doubt (= a slight doubt )

There’s an element of doubt about his true age as he doesn’t have a birth certificate.

an element of luck (= an amount of luck that is involved in something )

There is always an element of luck when hiring someone for a job.

an element of mystery (= part of something that seems mysterious )

There is an element of mystery and miracle in the process.

an element/degree of risk (= some risk, but not much )

There is always an element of risk in flying.

brave the elements/weather etc (= go out in bad weather )

More than 100 people braved the elements and attended the rally.

component parts/elements etc

We’ve been breaking down the budget into its component parts.

open to the sky/air/elements

Many of the tombs had been robbed and left open to the sky.

the essential element

Hard work is the essential element of his success.

trace element

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

basic

Once the tune comes fairly accurately, the teacher can concentrate on meaning, bringing out the basic elements of the situation.

Melville has combined these basic elements together very conveniently with the literary device of Ishmael, the narrator.

The basic elements of the station were already clear and have never changed.

The origin of Aphrodite goes back to the most basic elements of nature, the Earth and the Sky.

Aggregate demand comprised two basic elements , investment and consumption.

Reduce dishes to their most basic elements and flavors.

Was he a cosmologist in the Milesian mould, for whom fire was the basic element ?

certain

If there was a certain element of the Prince and the Pauper in all this, it worked both ways.

We think there are certain elements in sport that make it a vehicle for spiritual awakening.

Waywardness of certain elements of the youth in the parish.

Frequently, both sides in the Rites Controversy looked unfavorably on certain elements of modern Confucianism.

Full stops are inserted in unexpected places to force the reader to treat certain elements as complete units of information.

There are also certain underlying elements of cultural unity.

Are there certain elements you find intolerably dull and boring?

That really appeals to a certain element .

crucial

Nussbaum's drumming is a crucial element , providing colour and definition in this compelling session.

But what really makes the experience universal is a crucial yet unseen element: music programming.

Nursing practice forms an integral part of learning to nurse and is a crucial element in nursing studies.

The wise use of time can be a crucial element in other ways.

In this chapter we examine how the female nude became a crucial element in the formation of art designated modern.

The crucial element missing from the economic engine is demand, some savvy analysts in Tokyo say.

Like her, he has done so by detaching crucial elements from his predecessor's constituency and annexing them to his own.

Except the crucial element is missing in the plans -- manufacturing.

different

In addition, different elements can be distinguished because the scattered energies are determined by the masses of the target atoms.

They both really have different elements and different criteria.

The bridge between the different elements that, between them, could add up to a story, is space, he wrote.

They came up with a layered structure that had several different elements .

Sometimes other hints of friendship between men from different elements of the connection survive.

Hierarchical structures can be produced by subdividing into a variety of different elements .

Keep the content of each effect simple - do not allow it to contain too many different elements at once.

Second, within the revised section he should know the degree of use received by different subject elements .

essential

They take no account of the unpaid labour service of volunteers, which is the essential resource element of the voluntary sector.

Instructions to the group should emphasize that the criteria should define the essential elements or the key indicators of exemplary nutrition care.

The resin removes the calcium bicarbonate, leaving behind all the essential trace elements .

It is an essential element of the primal piety, the archaic spirituality, that pentecostal worship brings to the surface.

Kungfu has three essential elements: speed, coordination and inner strength.

Kissing has always been an essential element of the movies.

An enactment which threatened the essential elements of any plausible conception of democratic government would lie beyond those boundaries.

Thus, Thoreau endeavors to dismiss all but essential elements .

important

The retail element is highly fragmented and therefore, historically, mail-order has been an important purchasing element.

I see three important constituent elements of the digital realm becoming more evident every day: malleability, anonymity and connectivity.

In the context of the debate about the curriculum, economic decline and supposedly falling educational standards were important elements .

Religion: Officially atheist; most important elements of religion are Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.

It is an important element in preventing conflicts reaching the stage of war.

Besides audio and pictures, written words are still an important element on television news.

The technology initiative is an important element in that.

Like Marcel Proust, he is making art out of his life, and tennis is an important element .

key

Trade unionism became a key element in national solidarity and social education.

The key element , however, is not the ardor of the reformers.

So this week we highlight the key elements of a typical mortgage endowment policy statement.

Francis noted that strong profit margins and a committed, rock-solid management team were the key elements for a successful start-up.

The two key elements are space and timing.

The Information Superhighway and yet-to-be developed technologies will be key elements in this business transformation.

A key element of this must be good health.

Among these four versions of the Kweilin story, the key element is the Structure of the second.

main

The main elements of this conception can be set out very briefly in the following way.

The main element of success is commitment from the top.

It was suggested that courses should consist of three main elements .

By mid-1986 the main elements of the skyscraper were decided.

The main clause elements are subject, predicator, object, complement, and adjunct.

At this stage the main compositional elements are established.

Networks are composed of three main elements: Events, Activities, and Dummy activities.

Table 11.7 lays out the main elements and their likely proportional magnitude.

major

The major elements in each are outlined below.

Oh, we forgot one other major element .

Figure 7.1 incorporates the four major elements of the curriculum, focusing on the circumstances in which learning will be applied.

The major element of the code was a single digit which indicated the overall condition of the item.

It contains a major element of truth, even if it is not precisely the truth which its originators intended.

Fieldwork is a major element of this degree since the material for study is gained by survey and excavation.

In either of these approaches, problem-solving should be a major element .

new

Yoshitaka introduced new elements to the art, until gradually the art lost some of its distinctive Okinawan features.

Web browsers, once limited to displaying text and graphics and downloading files, have created an entirely new element of risk.

But there are new elements in the treatment of the heads that can not be so easily explained.

Its traditional civilization, which already embodied many different beliefs and attitudes, acquired new religious elements from outside.

It was like entering a new element .

The missions as islands of civilization therefore introduced new elements of conflict to a scene of conflict.

Yet tonight there was something different, a new element in the formula.

As shown in the figure on the opposite page, these new elements represent the results that each technique tends to yield.

other

However, this fails to account for various other elements in the process of assessment.

It is equally true, however, that other of its elements are important means to the attainment of these riches.

The other element which affected royal control was the practice of appointing deputies.

Some elements lay the foundation on which other elements may convey a message.

But there are trace amounts of other elements entrapped within the flint.

And then all the other elements in the complex which bound religion and politics together would pour down.

Educational qualifications for entry into the officer corps had been lower than for other comparable elements of the administration.

There are other elements in the price rise as well.

strong

Premier's policy of constructive engagement incorporates a strong community development element .

In fact, intuition and imagination are far stronger elements in their philosophising than reason.

Like Gregory, Smith has strong military element to his background.

I also tried to incorporate a strong element of freedom so that a long term eating habit could be created.

Of course there is an unusually strong element of corrigibility in this particular story.

As with all forecasts, it contains a strong element of faith and hope.

As we have noted, there are good and bad, strong and weak elements in each culture.

various

This was proposed by the engineer to give better three-dimensional bonding of the various elements of the cellar into a coherent whole.

These various elements appear in adjustable windows; highlight a word or phrase, and the stuff in each module changes.

You failed to connect the various elements together or to move through the detail to the larger issues of the painting.

The review has sent rumors swirling through the Defense Department of proposals to eliminate various combat elements .

It uses Tungsten Plug technology, which helps integrate the various elements in the chip in as small a package as possible.

Researchers believe that the core is not pure iron, but is mixed with various elements .

However, this fails to account for various other elements in the process of assessment.

If the mattes are fixed, the relation between the various elements is consistent.

vital

Indeed, she would argue that her forthright and uncompromising approach is a vital element of her success.

But history is a vital element in national self-awareness.

In other words, interactivity brings a vital element of added value to all electronic information, whether multimedia or not.

Some of the five VITAL elements actually happen at work.

It was this vital element which was lacking.

A successful budgeting process must include two vital elements .

That's the vital element , and whilst it remains the human body can survive the most amazing injuries.

Historic pub interiors, as well as pub exteriors, are vital and irreplaceable elements of our cultural and social heritage.

■ NOUN

trace

Other minerals required by the body are selenium, manganese, sodium, and other trace elements .

The determination of trace elements can sometimes help with mint problems.

The resin removes the calcium bicarbonate, leaving behind all the essential trace elements .

The fading colours and yellowish transparent appearance are clear indications of iron chlorosis caused by deficiencies in iron and trace elements .

Rich in easily assimilable vitamins, minerals and trace elements which are essential for the thyroid gland.

Or pellets impregnated with trace elements could improve the diets of cattle in impoverished pastures similar pellets would protect cattle from parasites.

The only disadvantage of protein skimming is the loss of trace elements , but these are easy to replace as an additive.

While decreasing your energy intake, you must continue to eat enough essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and trace elements .

■ VERB

add

Both initiatives seek to add a more practical element to teacher training.

The tartness of many vinegar-laced bottled mustards adds a restorative acid element to many dishes as well.

Rather, it adds a new element , which is that the testator's son alone is to undertake liability.

Pittsburgh was really offensive and I added an element to them.

To keep the numbers down and add that missing element of sharpness.

I built up my soil, added trace elements , made compost, never used herbicides or chemical insecticides.

Collisions add new elements to the linked list associated with that particular hash value.

I hope to add that element , too.

combine

Ideally your final revelation should combine both the elements of this double-harnessed form, detection and novel writing.

Melville has combined these basic elements together very conveniently with the literary device of Ishmael, the narrator.

Contingency theory thus combines elements of technological and social determinism.

He combined a number of elements that made him effective.

These operate by combining existing elements into new patterns or by attaching new connotations to them.

I have combined both elements , much as I do in my DaddyStress / Daddy Success seminars.

Such a test combines elements of Groups 1-3.

The exact ways in which companies combine global and local elements will vary.

contain

They must be ascribed the status due to calculations which contain a large element of estimation.

Nature is kind to us, in that it does contain elements related to one another in constant and mathematically quantifiable relations.

A binary compound contains two elements .

Concerning the theme of recognition, this play contains two elements referred to earlier in this study.

In the uranium mines, workers breathe in radioactive dust as they dig out the metal ore which contains the valuable element .

But in one rather roundabout way, the joke contains an element of truth.

It seems clear that this approach contains elements familiar to both the social workers and the nurses on the team.

Isis the alchemist, in whose myth are contained all the elements of the art, is still with us.

include

She suggests you cheat your hormones by including the element of surprise - black stockings or a weekend away, for example.

Such a scene must be individualized within the second session to include elements your client provides.

This definition of the role of evaluation does not include the element of judgement, which is part of educational decision making.

Notice that the key now includes a new element , line, in addition to type, field, and word.

The taxpayer contended that the definition applied only to transactions which included an element of bounty.

Her stories exhibit integrity and honesty and occasionally include inspirational or religious elements .

Privatisations, because of the large size of funds involved, have tended to include elements of both offer for sale and placings.

It covered the disposal of up to 550,000 tonnes a year of waste, and specified that this could include toxic elements .

introduce

Therefore, in some way, often very subtle, these designs all introduce some element other than plan black-on-white writing.

Then, just prior to that critical point, introduce the aversion relief element .

Quantum mechanics therefore introduces an unavoidable element of unpredictability or randomness into science.

In the air, they introduced an element of beauty and grace.

Such racing is not good because it introduces an unpredictable element and is avoided in real system.

Consideration of these sites, whether they were burgi or not, introduces another element into the discussion of fortified small towns.

It is this act which introduces the probabilistic element , the jarring discontinuity in the system's experience.

Now we can introduce one more element .

involve

Every course will involve an element of theoretical knowledge to ensure that your next trip away from the controlled environment is safe.

An international journey is simply one involving a foreign element .

This is known as trading in maturities, but, however, it does involve an element of risk for a bank.

Many construction projects will involve some element of loan finance.

We should note that this analysis involves an element of special pleading.

For presentation purposes, this usually involves converting key elements of the analysis back to the original scale.

Thematic choice involves selecting a clause element as theme.

Many science courses involve elements of library research as well as its laboratory equivalent.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I see helping the community as one of the key elements of my work.

Instead of a single plot, there are several elements in the story.

The chief had been warned that there were criminal elements within the Security Police.

The committee agreed on the need to get rid of the hooligan element amongst football supporters.

The planning proposals have three main elements.

There's always been an element of competition between me and my brother.

They seem to be trying to get rid of all left-wing elements in the party.

Vegetables are a vital element of the human diet.

We've reached the stage where public image is the most important element in the Presidency.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And like enthalpies of formation, the standard free energies of formation of elements in their standard states are zero.

By contrast, it is impossible to align the elements of organization design at the beginning of a period of behavior-driven change.

However, a further ten shared elements show whales to be closely related to hippopotami.

The position that you select is an element of your normative political knowledge-your value judgments.

The Treaty defined the demarcation of powers between the federation and the constituent republics as a component element of the new Constitution.

There is more than just an element of truth in this conception.

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