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English definition of “element”

element

noun (WEATHER)    /ˈel.ɪ.mənt/
the elements [plural] the weather, usually bad weather: We decided to brave the elements and go for a walk (= go for a walk despite the bad weather).Weather and climate - general words
(Definition of element noun (WEATHER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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