Meaning of “building block” in the English Dictionary

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"building block" in British English

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building blocknoun

uk /ˈbɪl.dɪŋ ˌblɒk/ us /ˈbɪl.dɪŋ ˌblɑːk/

[ C ] a piece of wood or plastic used by children to build things with

building blocks [ plural ]

the basic things that are put together to make something exist:

Science and the arts are the building blocks of a good education.

(Definition of “building block” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"building block" in Business English

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building blocknoun [ C ]

uk us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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