Translation of "element" - English-French dictionary

element

nounelement /ˈɛləmənt/
countable one part or component of sth
élément masculine

Humor is just one element of his personality.
L'humour n'est que l'un des éléments de sa personnalité.

There was an element of luck in our win.
Il y a eu une part de chance dans notre victoire.
countable a substance that cannot be broken down into a simpler one
élément masculine

the chemical elements
les éléments chimiques.
in/out of your element
feeling/not feeling confident in a situation
dans/hors de son élément

He's in his element talking to a big crowd.
Il est dans son élément quand il s'adresse à une foule.

(Translation of “element” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

element

noun /ˈeləmənt/

an essential part of anything

élément
Sound teaching of grammar is one of the elements of a good education.

a substance that cannot be split by chemical means into simpler substances

corps simple
Hydrogen, chlorine, iron and uranium are elements.

surroundings necessary for life

milieu
Water is a fish’s natural element.

a slight amount

élément
There is an element of doubt in my mind.

the heating part in an electric kettle etc.

résistance
elementary /-ˈmen-/ adjective

very simple; not advanced

élémentaire
elementary mathematics.
elements noun plural

the first things to be learned in any subject

rudiments
the elements of musical theory.

the forces of nature, as wind and rain.

éléments
The hut provided protection from the elements.
in one’s element

in the surroundings that are most natural or pleasing to one.

dans son élément
The actor is clearly in his element paying this role.

(Translation of “element” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)