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element is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of element in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… were so there is an element of that on …”

meanings of element


  1. One of the objects in a set.
  2. Atmospheric forces such as strong winds and rains.
  3. A component in electrical equipment, often in the form of a coil, having a high resistance, thereby generating heat when a current is passed through it.
  4. A required aspect or component of a cause of action. A deed is regarded as a violation of law only if each element can be proved.
  5. A group of people within a larger group having a particular common characteristic.
  6. Any of the teeth of a zip fastener.
  7. Any one of the simplest chemical substances that cannot be decomposed in a chemical reaction or by any chemical means and made up of atoms all having the same number of protons.
  8. The bread and wine taken at Holy Communion.
  9. One of the four basic building blocks of matter in theories of ancient philosophers and alchemists: water, earth, fire, and air.
  10. A small part of the whole.
  11. One of the conceptual objects in a markup language, usually represented in text by tags.
  12. A place or state of being that an individual or object is best suited to.
  13. The sky.
  14. One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.


  1. To compound of elements.
  2. To constitute and be the elements of.

element frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word element occurs in english on average 27.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics element can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that element can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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