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componentnoun [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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in Vietnamese bộ phận cấu thành…
in Spanish pieza…
in Thai ส่วนประกอบ…
in Malaysian komponen…
in French pièce…
in German der (Bestand-)Teil…
in Chinese (Traditional) 組成部分, 成分, 零件…
in Indonesian komponen…
in Russian деталь…
in Turkish parça, unsur, eleman…
in Chinese (Simplified) 组成部分, 成分, 零部件…
in Polish składnik…
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