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English definition of “element”

element

noun [C] (EARTH, AIR, ETC.)    /ˈel.ɪ.mənt/
earth , air , fire , and water from which people in the past believed everything else was madeChemical elementsParticular theories and concepts in physics
(Definition of element noun (EARTH, AIR, ETC.) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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