Translation of "element" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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elementnoun

uk /ˈel.ɪ.mənt/ us /ˈel.ə.mənt/

element noun (PART)

B2 [ C ] a part of something

部分;部件;要素
List the elements that make up a perfect dinner party. 列舉出一次盡善盡美的晚宴的所有構成要素。
The movie had all the elements of a good thriller. 這部電影具備了一部精彩的驚慄片的一切要素。
We weren't even taught the elements of (= basic information about) physics at school. 學校連基本的物理知識都沒有教給我們。

More examples

  • subversive elements in society
  • All these different political elements have somehow been yoked together to form a new alliance.
  • They've introduced all sorts of new elements to that programme in order to broaden its appeal.
  • Reactionary elements in the industry are preventing its progress towards greater efficiency.
  • The television adverts were, of course, an important element of the campaign.

element noun (AMOUNT)

an element of sth

More examples

  • There's always an element of subjectivity in decision-making.
  • There's an element of calculation in his behaviour that makes me distrust him.
  • There's always an element of sexual innuendo in our conversations.
  • I detected an element of envy in what he said.
  • There was possibly an element of truth in her accusations.

C2 a small amount of an emotion or quality

少量;有點,有些
There was certainly an element of truth in what she said. 她說的話當然也有些是真的。
Don't you think there's an element of jealousy in all of this? 你不覺得所有這一切都是妒嫉在隱隱作祟?
We walked quietly up to the door to preserve the element of surprise. 我們輕手輕腳地走近門口,想製造一個驚喜。

element noun (SIMPLE SUBSTANCE)

B2 [ C ] a simple substance that cannot be reduced to smaller chemical parts

元素
Aluminium is an element. 鋁是一種元素。

element noun (EARTH, AIR, ETC.)

[ C ] earth, air, fire, and water from which people in the past believed everything else was made

四大元素(舊時人們認爲構成一切事物的土、風、火、水)

element noun (WEATHER)

the elements [ plural ]

the weather, usually bad weather

天氣,(通常指)惡劣天氣
We decided to brave the elements and go for a walk (= go for a walk despite the bad weather). 我們決定冒著風雨去散步。

element noun (ELECTRICAL PART)

[ C ] the part of an electrical device that produces heat

電熱元件;電熱絲
a heating element 電熱元件
The kettle needs a new element. 電水壺該換新的電熱絲了。

[ C, C ] UK usually ring a circular piece of material often made of metal that can be heated in order to be used for cooking

圓形爐盤,火圈
a gas element 煤氣爐
an electric element 電熱爐火圈

(Translation of “element” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)