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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Component  \Com*po"nent\  (k[o^]m*p[=o]"nent),  a.  [L.  componens, 
  p.  pr  of  componere  See  {Compound},  v.  t.] 
  Serving,  or  helping,  to  form  composing;  constituting; 
  constituent. 
 
  The  component  parts  of  natural  bodies.  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Component  \Com*po"nent\,  n. 
  A  constituent  part  an  ingredient. 
 
  {Component  of  force}  (Mech.),  a  force  which  acting 
  conjointly  with  one  or  more  forces,  produces  the  effect  of 
  a  single  force  or  resultant;  one  of  a  number  of  forces 
  into  which  a  single  force  may  be  resolved. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  component 
  adj  :  forming  or  functioning  as  part  of  a  whole;  "component 
  parts";  "a  constituent  element"  [syn:  {component(a)},  {constituent(a)}] 
  n  1:  an  abstract  part  of  something:  "jealousy  was  a  component  of 
  his  character";  "two  constituents  of  a  musical 
  composition  are  melody  and  harmony";  "the  grammatical 
  elements  of  a  sentence";  "a  key  factor  in  her  success"; 
  "humor:  an  effective  ingredient  of  a  speech"  [syn:  {constituent}, 
  {element},  {factor},  {ingredient}] 
  2:  something  determined  in  relation  to  something  that  includes 
  it  "he  wanted  to  feel  a  part  of  something  bigger  than 
  himself";  "I  read  a  portion  of  the  manuscript";  "the 
  smaller  component  is  hard  to  reach"  [syn:  {part},  {portion}, 
  {component  part}] 
  3:  an  artifact  that  is  one  of  the  individual  parts  of  which  a 
  composite  entity  is  made  up  especially  a  part  that  can  be 
  separated  from  or  attached  to  a  system:  "spare  components 
  for  cars";  "a  component  or  constituent  element  of  a 
  system"  [syn:  {constituent},  {element}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  component 
 
    An  {object}  adhering  to  a  {component 
  architecture}. 
 
  (1997-11-20) 
 
 




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