Meaning of ELEMENT in English
( n. )
An infinitesimal part of anything of the same nature as the entire magnitude considered; as, in a solid an element may be the infinitesimal portion between any two planes that are separated an indefinitely small distance. In the calculus, element is sometimes used as synonymous with differential.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012