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English definition of “element”

element

noun (AMOUNT)    /ˈel.ɪ.mənt/
an element of sth C2 a small amount of an emotion or quality: There was certainly an element of truth in what she said. Don't you think there's an element of jealousy in all of this? We walked quietly up to the door to preserve the element of surprise.General words for size and amount
(Definition of element noun (AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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