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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.