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"ingredient" in British English

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ingredientnoun [C]

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

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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 viewed color as an essential ingredient of good design.
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"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 capital investment as a key ingredient in an economic recovery. People are the essential ingredient in creativity.
a substance that forms part 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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