Meaning of COMPONENT in English



Pronunciation: k ə m- ' p ō -n ə nt, ' käm- ˌ , käm- '

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin component-, componens, present participle of componere to put together ― more at COMPOUND

Date: 1645

1 : a constituent part : INGREDIENT <an important component of the program> <stereo component s >

2 a : any one of the vector terms added to form a vector sum or resultant b : a coordinate of a vector also : either member of an ordered pair of numbers

synonyms see ELEMENT

– com · po · nen · tial \ ˌ käm-p ə - ' nen(t)-sh ə l \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.