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building block

noun uk   us  
[C] a piece of wood or plastic used by children to build things withbuilding blocks [plural] the basic things that are put together to make something exist: Science and the arts are the building blocks of a good education.
Translations of “building block”
in Chinese (Traditional) 積木…
in Chinese (Simplified) 积木…
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