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Translation of "element" - English-German dictionary

element

noun /ˈeləmənt/
an essential part of anything der Grundbestandteil 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 das Element Hydrogen, chlorine, iron and uranium are elements. surroundings necessary for life das (Lebens-)Element Water is a fish’s natural element. a slight amount das Fünkchen There is an element of doubt in my mind. the heating part in an electric kettle etc. das Heizelement elementary /-ˈmen-/ adjective very simple; not advanced grundlegend elementary mathematics. elements noun plural the first things to be learned in any subject die Grundlage the elements of musical theory. the forces of nature, as wind and rain. Naturkräfte (pl.) The hut provided protection from the elements. in one’s element in the surroundings that are most natural or pleasing to one. in seinem Element sein The actor is clearly in his element paying this role.
(Definition of element from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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