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componentnoun [C]

uk   /kəmˈpəʊ.nənt/ us   /kəmˈpoʊ.nənt/
C1 a part that combines with other parts to form something bigger: television/aircraft/computer components The factory supplies electrical components for cars. The course has four main components: business law, finance, computing and management skills. Fresh fruit and vegetables are an essential component of a healthy diet. The control of inflation is a key component of the government's economic policy.

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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 welfare reform.
physics A component of a vector is one of the things that the vector represents, such as force or speed.
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"component" in Business English

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componentnoun [C]

uk   /kəmˈpəʊnənt/ us  
PRODUCTION a part that combines with other parts to make a machine or piece of equipment: automobile/computer, etc. component The company is a leading manufacturer of automobile components.
a particular feature or part of something: essential/key/major, etc. component The major components of the transport system include the road network, railway system, air transport services, and ports and shipping services.
(Definition of component from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “component”
in Vietnamese bộ phận cấu thành…
in Spanish componente, pieza…
in Malaysian komponen…
in Thai ส่วนประกอบ…
in French pièce…
in German der (Bestand-)Teil…
in Chinese (Traditional) 組成部分, 成分, 零件…
in Russian деталь…
in Turkish parça, unsur, eleman…
in Chinese (Simplified) 组成部分, 成分, 零部件…
in Indonesian komponen…
in Polish składnik…
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