PART [C] › a part of something: This book has all the elements of a good detective story.
an element of sth › a small amount of an emotion or quality: There's an element of truth in what she says.
PEOPLE [C] › a group of people of a particular type: The disruptive element on the committee voted against the proposal. SIMPLE SUBSTANCE [C] › a simple substance which cannot be reduced to smaller chemical parts: Iron is one of the elements of the Earth's crust. HEAT [C] › the part of a piece of electrical equipment which produces heat