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Meaning of “ingredient” in the English Dictionary

"ingredient" in British English

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ingredientnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪnˈɡriː.di.ənt/
B1 a ​food that is used with other ​foods in the ​preparation of a ​particulardish: The list of ingredients ​included 250 g of ​almonds.B2 one of the ​parts of something ​successful: Trust is a ​vital ingredient in a ​successfulmarriage.

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

"ingredient" in American English

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ingredientnoun [C]

 us   /ɪnˈɡrid·i·ənt/
one of the ​parts in a ​mixture: Combine all the ingredients for the ​stew. fig. She ​viewedcolor as an ​essential ingredient of good ​design.
(Definition of ingredient from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ingredient" in Business English

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ingredientnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪnˈɡriːdiənt/
one of the ​parts of something that is needed in ​order for a particular ​job, ​business, etc. to ​succeed: basic/key/main ingredient Policymakers see ​capitalinvestment as a ​key ingredient in an ​economicrecovery. People are the essential ingredient in ​creativity.
a substance that ​formspart of something else: Commodities, such as ​steel, are important ingredients in ​building wind ​turbines.harmful/hazardous/unsafe ingredient A high ​percentage of the ​products were ​found to contain unsafe ingredients. China ​exported $2.5 ​billion of food ingredients to the United ​States and the rest of the ​world in 2006.
(Definition of ingredient from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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