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English definition of “element”


noun [C] (AMOUNT)   /ˈel·ə·mənt/
a small amount or degree : There was an element of truth in what she said, but it was an exaggeration .
(Definition of element noun (AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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