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component

noun [C] uk   /kəmˈpəʊ.nənt/ us    /-ˈpoʊ-/
C1 a part that combines with other parts to form something bigger: television/aircraft/computer components The factory supplies electrical components for cars. The course has four main components: business law, finance, computing and management skills. Fresh fruit and vegetables are an essential component of a healthy diet. The control of inflation is a key component of the government's economic policy.
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