Meaning of COMPONENT in English

COMPONENT

n. & adj.

--n.

1. a part of a larger whole, esp. part of a motor vehicle.

2 Math. one of two or more vectors equivalent to a given vector.

--adj. being part of a larger whole (assembled the component parts).

Derivatives:

componential adj.

Etymology: L componere component- (as COM-, ponere put)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.