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element/ˈɛləmənt/noun
pluralelements
element
/ˈɛləmənt/
noun
pluralelements
Learner's definition of ELEMENT  
[count]chemistry  : one of the basic substances that are made of atoms of only one kind and that cannot be separated by ordinary chemical means into simpler substances
[count]  : a particular part of something (such as a situation or activity)
[count]  : a part of an electrical device that produces heat
elements [plural]  : the most basic parts of a subject of study
[count]  : a group of people that form part of a larger group
elements [plural]  : the weather and especially stormy or cold weather
[singular]  : the state or place that is normal or suited to a person or thing
[count]  : one of the four substances (air, water, fire, and earth) that were believed in the past to make up every physical thing in the universe
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