Definition of element:

part of speech: noun


part of speech: noun

A substance that cannot be separated into simpler substances.

part of speech: noun

First principle; simple constituent; ingredient; proper sphere.

part of speech: noun

A first or main principle; one of the main parts of the physical world, as fire, water, air, etc.; natural environment, or life with which one is familiar; as, he is out of his element; ingredient; in chemistry, a substance which cannot be separated into other substances.

part of speech: noun

A first principle: one of the essential parts of anything: an ingredient: the proper state or sphere of any thing or being:- pl. the rudiments of anything: ( chem.) the simple bodies that have not been decomposed: among the ancients, fire, air, earth, and water, supposed to be the constituents of all things: the bread and wine used at the Communion.

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