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English definition of “component”

component

noun [C]
 
 
/kəmˈpəʊnənt/
PRODUCTION a part that combines with other parts to make a machine or piece of equipment: automobile/computer, etc. component The company is a leading manufacturer of automobile components.
a particular feature or part of something: essential/key/major, etc. component The major components of the transport system include the road network, railway system, air transport services, and ports and shipping services.
(Definition of component from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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