element /ˈɛləmənt/ noun
plural elements
plural elements
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