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"component" in British English

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componentnoun [C]

uk   /kəmˈpəʊ.nənt/  us   /-ˈpoʊ-/
C1 a ​part that ​combines with other ​parts to ​form something ​bigger: television/​aircraft/​computer components The ​factorysupplieselectrical components for ​cars. The ​course has four ​main components: ​businesslaw, ​finance, ​computing and ​managementskills. Fresh ​fruit and ​vegetables are an essential component of a ​healthydiet. The ​control of ​inflation is a key component of the government's ​economicpolicy.

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(Definition of component from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"component" in American English

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componentnoun [C]

 us   /kəmˈpoʊ·nənt/
one of the ​parts of a ​system, ​process, or ​machine: Fair ​pay for child-care providers is a ​vital component of ​welfarereform. physics A component of a ​vector is one of the things that the ​vectorrepresents, such as ​force or ​speed.
(Definition of component from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"component" in Business English

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componentnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​leadingmanufacturer of ​automobile components.
a particular ​feature or ​part of something: essential/key/major, etc. component The ​major components of the ​transportsysteminclude the road ​network, ​railwaysystem, ​airtransportservices, and ​ports and ​shippingservices.
(Definition of component from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “component”
in Spanish pieza…
in Vietnamese bộ phận cấu thành…
in Malaysian komponen…
in Thai ส่วนประกอบ…
in French pièce…
in German der (Bestand-)Teil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 组成部分, 成分, 零部件…
in Turkish parça, unsur, eleman…
in Russian деталь…
in Indonesian komponen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 組成部分, 成分, 零件…
in Polish składnik…
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