Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “building block”

building block

noun [C]    
something that is necessary for making or developing another thing: People and principles are the building blocks of all successful companies.
(Definition of building block noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of building block

Definitions of “building block” in other dictionaries

Translations of “building block”

Word of the Day

warm-up

something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More